Story: Farm families

Doing the washing (1st of 3)

Doing the washing

Rural women tended to be involved in work that could be done around the home. Here Angela Jacob is stirring the washing in the newly-settled Manawatū community of Āpiti in the 1890s.

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Emma Dewson and Jock Phillips, 'Farm families - The colonial family and the household economy', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/19826/doing-the-washing (accessed 21 November 2019)

Story by Emma Dewson and Jock Phillips, published 24 Nov 2008