Story: Women’s health

Factory work

Factory work

Women worked at the Frimley Canning Factory in Hawke's Bay, canning peaches, pears, apricots, tomatoes, beans and peas, and making jams, pickles, spices and baking powder. By 1910, when this photograph was taken, the factory would have been regularly visited by Department of Labour inspectors. Safety, excessive cold or heat, and the provision of toilets were all monitored.

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Reference: Appendices to the Journals of the House of Representatives, 1910, H-11

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Megan Cook, 'Women’s health - Pākehā women’s health, 1840s to 1940s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/31476/factory-work (accessed 16 July 2019)

Story by Megan Cook, published 5 May 2011