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Housewives' class, Wellington Polytechnic, 1965

Housewives' class, Wellington Polytechnic, 1965

Not all polytechnic enrolments were for career development – many students attended 'hobby' classes for personal interest. These women are attending what the Evening Post newspaper described as a 'housewives' class' in 1965. Wellington Polytechnic tutor Jeannie Gander (standing) is talking about entertaining, hair styling, make-up and dress, while the students are taking notes.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1965/1696

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Tertiary education - Polytechnics before 1990', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 June 2024)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 20 Jun 2012