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Engineer’s drawing office, 1956

Engineer’s drawing office, 1956

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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Matthew Wright, 'Engineering - Engineering, 1900–1945', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/21612/engineers-drawing-office-1956 (accessed 17 December 2017)

Story by Matthew Wright, published 11 Mar 2010