Story: Household management

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Clothes washing

Mrs Clevely of Bunnythorpe in the Manawatū is shown in 1926, doing her laundry in a tub under a tree in the garden. This was the most basic of washing facilities; by this time most Pākehā households had long been using coppers, and a few may have had washing machines. It is likely that many Māori households were still using a tub.

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Megan Cook, 'Household management - Inside work', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/39690/clothes-washing (accessed 27 February 2020)

Story by Megan Cook, published 5 Sep 2013