Story: Women and men

Model family, 1960s

Model family, 1960s

In this photograph a model family in a model kitchen show an idealised image of life in the 1960s. Electrical appliances are displayed on an immaculately clean bench-top and orderly table. Dad has breakfast and helps feed the youngest child, while Mum slices bread. Everyone is wide awake, well-dressed and groomed, with no rushing and no sign of stress. The photo was produced by the National Publicity Studios, who assisted government departments and state agencies to create favourable images of New Zealand life.

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Archives New Zealand – Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: AAQT 6467 ex 369

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Charlotte Macdonald, 'Women and men - War and suburbia', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 April 2024)

Story by Charlotte Macdonald, published 5 May 2011, updated 1 Aug 2017