Story: Manners and social behaviour

Teaching manners

Teaching manners

An 1855 advertisement for Mrs Fielding's school for young ladies in Auckland responds to local demand by offering to teach pupils 'manners and deportment', along with various other accomplishments. Spelling seems not to be one of these, if the wording of the advertisement is anything to go by.

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National Library of New Zealand, Papers Past
Reference: Daily Southern Cross, 17 April 1855, p. 4

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Manners and social behaviour - 19th-century manners', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 4 December 2023)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 5 Sep 2013