Story: Unpaid domestic work

Looking after younger siblings

Looking after younger siblings

Older children often act as minders for their younger siblings. Here Edward Gifford helps his brother Frank (left) and sister Doreen (right) with their painting, around 1900. The photograph was taken by their father, Algernon Charles Gifford.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, A. C. Gifford Collection
Reference: 1/2-060438; G
Photograph by Algernon Charles Gifford

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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Matt Morris, 'Unpaid domestic work - Housework and caregiving', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/23317/looking-after-younger-siblings (accessed 24 July 2019)

Story by Matt Morris, published 11 Mar 2010