Story: Unpaid domestic work

School sewing

School sewing

A group of children learn sewing skills, around 1910. Sewing machines became widely available from the 1890s.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Northwood Collection (PA-Group-00027)
Reference: 1/2-029797; F
Photograph by Arthur James Northwood

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How to cite this page:

Matt Morris, 'Unpaid domestic work - Making clothes and preserving food', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 10 December 2023)

Story by Matt Morris, published 11 Mar 2010