Story: Gender inequalities

First girls’ high school

First girls’ high school

Otago Girls’ High School, New Zealand’s first girls’ secondary school, opened in 1871. It was housed at first in a wing of the Otago Boys’ High School building, with a high wall across the playground to prevent contact. The girls moved into a purpose-built school of their own in 1909. This 1905 photograph shows a gymnastics class.

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Anne Else, 'Gender inequalities - Education', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 August 2022)

Story by Anne Else, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 20 Jun 2018