Story: Sewage, water and waste

Wellington dusties

Watch footage of Wellington rubbish men or ‘dusties’ at work in 1971. Rubbish men had a tough job, climbing flights of stairs lugging heavy sacks. Some people looked down on them.

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Reference: Dustie. National Film Unit, 1971

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How to cite this page:

Christine Dann, 'Sewage, water and waste - Recycling and waste minimisation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 July 2022)

Story by Christine Dann, published 11 Mar 2010