Story: Otago region

Making hosiery, 1921

Making hosiery, 1921

In the first half of the 20th century women in paid employment mostly worked as domestic servants or in clothing factores. These women are making hosiery items at the Ross and Glendinning mills in Kaikorai Valley, Dunedin.

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Toitū Otago Settlers Museum
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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Otago region - Workers until 1920', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 October 2021)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 1 May 2015