Story: Rural clothing

What to bring

This handbook, published in 1849, advises British settlers on clothes and other provisions to bring to New Zealand – including lists of clothing for the husband and the wife. At the time there was little scope to buy goods in the colony and what you brought would have to clothe you for a number of years.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: G. B. Earp, Hand-book for intending emigrants to the southern settlements of New Zealand. London: Routledge, 1852, cover and pp. 38-39.

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How to cite this page:

Bronwyn Labrum, 'Rural clothing - Womenswear', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 29 February 2024)

Story by Bronwyn Labrum, published 24 Nov 2008