Story: Unpaid domestic work

Knitting (2nd of 3)


Many New Zealand women provided much of the family’s new clothing by knitting and sewing. Charles William Clift photographed his wife knitting in the sitting room of their home in Vogeltown, Wellington.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: PAColl-1685-1-03
Photograph by Charles William Clift

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Matt Morris, 'Unpaid domestic work - Making clothes and preserving food', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 January 2021)

Story by Matt Morris, published 11 Mar 2010