Story: Men and women in the city

Packing chocolates

Packing chocolates

Women and girls pack chocolates at Christchurch’s Atlas Biscuit and Confectionary Company in 1910. Females were attracted to city-based factory work because the hours and conditions were often better than domestic and rural work.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Steffano Webb Collection (PAColl-3061)
Reference: 1/1-004340-G
Photograph by Steffano Francis Webb

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How to cite this page:

Caroline Daley, 'Men and women in the city - Man’s country, woman’s city?', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 April 2024)

Story by Caroline Daley, published 11 Mar 2010