Story: Unpaid domestic work

Garden produce (1st of 3)

Garden produce

Henry and Reginald Wright pose in the flourishing vegetable garden behind their house in Britomart St, Wellington, in 1892. The quarter-acre section often had a huge vegetable plot. It was expected to provide most of a family’s vegetable needs in an era when the basic New Zealand main meal of the day was described as ‘meat and two (or three) veg’.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Henry Charles Clarke Wright Collection (PAColl-5032)
Reference: 1/2-066324; G
Photograph by Henry Wright

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Matt Morris, 'Unpaid domestic work - Gardens, orchards and poultry', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 4 July 2022)

Story by Matt Morris, published 11 Mar 2010