Story: Gender inequalities

Women on stage

Women on stage

From colonial times women often performed on stage. These unidentified actors appeared in Sixes and sevens, a musical performed in Auckland in 1909. They appear to be a maid and master (or the son of the house). Sixes and sevens was written by New Zealander Isabel Peacocke (who went on to become a successful author) and Thomas Humphrey. 

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Auckland City Libraries – Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero, Sir George Grey Special Collections
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Photograph by Herman John Schmidt

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How to cite this page:

Anne Else, 'Gender inequalities - Arts and culture', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 May 2022)

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