Story: Suburbs

Nappy Valley

Nappy Valley

Nappies and clothing flap on the washing line behind Mere and her daughter Siulolovao. This 1978 screenprint by the New Zealand artist Robin White was used as a poster for the 1979 United Women’s Convention and records the living conditions for many ordinary mothers and children in that period.

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Auckland Art Gallery – Toi o Tāmaki
Reference: 2004/19
Screenprint by Robin White

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How to cite this page:

Mark Derby, 'Suburbs - New suburbs, 1950s–1970s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 4 March 2024)

Story by Mark Derby, published 11 Mar 2010