Story: Rural workers

Land girl

Land girl

A land girl poses for photographer John Pascoe on a dairy farm near Rotorua in 1943. During the Second World War many women worked on farms, as men were away fighting.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, John Dobrée Pascoe Collection (PAColl-0783)
Reference: 1/4-000544; F
Photograph by John Dobrée Pascoe

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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How to cite this page:

Carl Walrond, 'Rural workers - Changes in the rural sector', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 May 2022)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 24 Nov 2008