Story: Household services

Subsidised fares for servants

Subsidised fares for servants

This 1848 New Zealand Company poster offers a subsidised ship’s passage to domestic servants ‘of good character’. Young women prepared to work as domestic servants were among the most sought-after immigrants. They were offered subsidised passages by companies, provincial governments and later central government.

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Jane Tolerton, 'Household services - Servants in the 19th century', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 October 2021)

Story by Jane Tolerton, published 11 Mar 2010