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Schoolgirls learn cookery (2nd of 3)

Schoolgirls learn cookery

The blackboard in this cookery class at St Margaret’s College, Christchurch, is headed ‘Rules for Cake-making’. Most of the girls at this private school would have come from families who were able to keep a servant, but learning to cook became part of the school curriculum in the early 20th century.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Steffano Webb Collection (PAColl-3061)
Reference: 1/1-004336; G
Photograph by Steffano Francis Webb

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Jane Tolerton, 'Household services - Domestic service since 1900', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 May 2022)

Story by Jane Tolerton, published 11 Mar 2010