Story: Unpaid domestic work

Doing the dishes

Doing the dishes

Albert Percy Godber photographed his daughter Phyllis washing up, around 1911. Doing the dishes is a traditional chore carried out by New Zealand children to keep a household functioning in the absence of paid household help.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Albert Percy Godber Collection (PA-Group-00048)
Reference: APG-1393-1/2; G
Photograph by Albert Percy Godber

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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How to cite this page:

Matt Morris, 'Unpaid domestic work - Housework and caregiving', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/23299/doing-the-dishes (accessed 21 July 2019)

Story by Matt Morris, published 11 Mar 2010