Story: Cooking

Male cook, Ahipara gumfields, 1910s

Male cook, Ahipara gumfields, 1910s

Though most cooks were women, men performed this role when women were absent. This man is proudly displaying huge rounds of bread cooked in a camp oven (pictured at his feet) on the Ahipara gumfields sometime in the 1910s.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Northwood Collection (PA-Group-00027)
Reference: 1/1-006360-G
Photograph by Northwood Brothers

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David Burton, 'Cooking - Who cooks?', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 September 2023)

Story by David Burton, published 5 Sep 2013