Story: Home décor and furnishings

The 1970s: a labour-saving kitchen (2nd of 3)

The 1970s: a labour-saving kitchen

This kitchen, photographed in 1970, contained the latest in labour-saving features, including an eye-level oven and separate hob, and a dishwasher. Such innovations became standard as families and especially working women had less time for housework and more income to spend on their homes.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, K. E. Niven and Co Collection
Reference: 1/2-228526-F
Photograph by K. E. Niven

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:

Nancy Swarbrick, 'Home décor and furnishings - Nostalgia and materialism, 1960s to 2000s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 13 April 2024)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 5 Sep 2013