Story: Banking and finance

Women in banking

Women in banking

The number of women working in banks increased during both world wars, only to fall again once the war was over and men sought their former jobs. Eight women are shown at a Hamilton bank branch in 1917, and 14 at a BNZ branch in 1940.

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David Tripe, 'Banking and finance - Working in banks', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/24659/women-in-banking (accessed 13 August 2020)

Story by David Tripe, published 11 Mar 2010