Story: Suburbs

Women in the suburbs, 1950s

This 1954 government newsreel, promoting the design of houses being built by private developers with state assistance, assumes that women’s main interests are housework and childcare.

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Reference: Pictorial Parade 28. National Film Unit, 1954

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How to cite this page:

Mark Derby, 'Suburbs - Life in the suburbs', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/25064/women-in-the-suburbs-1950s (accessed 20 October 2021)

Story by Mark Derby, published 11 Mar 2010