Story: Telecommunications

Directory service (4th of 4)

Directory service

These young women were amongst the thousands who took jobs in the post office during the 1940s. The increase in female staff started during the Second World War, and continued after war’s end, when increased demand for services created more positions than could be filled.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, New Zealand Free Lance Collection (PAColl-0785)
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A. C. Wilson, 'Telecommunications - Business and cable networks', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 May 2022)

Story by A. C. Wilson, published 11 Mar 2010, updated 1 Apr 2022