Story: Women’s labour organisations

Helping unemployed women help themselves (2nd of 2)

Helping unemployed women help themselves

Taken in June 1932 when unemployment was at its height, this photograph shows a shop window in Willis Street, Wellington. The assortment of handcrafts is explained by a sign saying ‘Please help the unemployed women and girls, every article in window is made by them’. The display was organised by the Women's Unemployment Committee, which had opened a workroom for jobless women and ran handcraft classes.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Evening Post Collection (PAColl-0614)
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Megan Cook, 'Women’s labour organisations - Women and unemployment', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 July 2024)

Story by Megan Cook, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 20 Dec 2022