Story: Women and men

The weekend

The weekend

In Nevile Lodge’s 1965 cartoon a man tells his paint-pot-carrying neighbour, ‘I’m warning you Harry, I’ve got big plans for racing and bowls this weekend, so don’t let me catch you setting a good example where my wife can see you.’ Men typically took responsibility for gardening, repair jobs and home handyman work.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: B-137-559
Cartoon by Nevile Lodge

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Charlotte Macdonald, 'Women and men - War and suburbia', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 13 June 2024)

Story by Charlotte Macdonald, published 5 May 2011, updated 1 Aug 2017