Story: Washing, cleaning and personal hygiene

Safix toilet paper (2nd of 2)

Safix toilet paper

In the 19th and early 20th centuries some households were lucky enough to use commercially manufactured toilet paper; others made do with newspaper cut into squares. This roll of Safix toilet paper is kept at Highwic, a historic house in Auckland. 

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Washing, cleaning and personal hygiene - Toilets', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 9 August 2022)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 5 Sep 2013