This is the drawing office of the Railways Department’s chief civil engineer. Government departments – particularly railways, public works and electricity – provided university-trained engineers with valuable practical experience. The presence of a woman is unusual, and she may not have been an engineer – even in 1969, 13 years later, barely 1% of engineering students were women.
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Archives New Zealand – Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: AAVK W3493 B7198
Photograph by John LeCren
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