Story: Class

Occupations: carpenters (2nd of 5)

Occupations: carpenters

These carpenters are building flats for munitions workers at Woburn, Lower Hutt, during the Second World War. About a quarter of men at that time were skilled manual workers such as these.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, John Dobrée Pascoe Collection (PAColl-0783)
Reference: 1/4-001133-F
Photograph by John Dobrée Pascoe

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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How to cite this page:

Jock Phillips, 'Class - A middle-class society? – material differences, 1890 to 1970', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/29729/occupations-carpenters (accessed 26 October 2020)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 22 May 2018