Story: Gender inequalities

Cooking class for girls (1st of 2)

Cooking class for girls

Girls prepare food during a cooking class, in a roomy, well-lit training room at Wanganui Technical College in the mid-1920s. At the time, most post-primary students did general or commercial (which included typing and other clerical training) classes. Courses in domestic, industrial and agricultural skills were single-sex – all girls in the first area, all boys in the other two.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Tesla Studios Collection (PAColl-3046)
Reference: 1/1-016060-G
Photograph by Frank J. Denton

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Anne Else, 'Gender inequalities - Education', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 March 2023)

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