Story: Men and women in the city

Suburban stay-at-home mum

Suburban stay-at-home mum

For much of the 20th century a suburban woman’s main role was as a stay-at-home parent: raising children and keeping house, epitomised in this 1989 image of a young mother and her children.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1989/2196/2
Photograph by John Nicholson

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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How to cite this page:

Caroline Daley, 'Men and women in the city - Suburban women', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 July 2024)

Story by Caroline Daley, published 11 Mar 2010