Story: Gender inequalities

Homecraft lessons, 1947

At this Ruatōria Native (Māori) School in 1947, the female pupils were taught homecrafts, like their counterparts throughout the country. Girls learned how to cook and sew and were also given basic lessons in home health. The girls in this film clip are dispensing the daily dose of cod-liver oil to their fellow students.

Using this item

Archives New Zealand – Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: Weekly Review 324. National Film Unit, 1947

All images & media in this story

How to cite this page:

Anne Else, 'Gender inequalities - Education', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/28648/homecraft-lessons-1947 (accessed 21 August 2019)

Story by Anne Else, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 20 Jun 2018