The first courses in home science at the University of Otago started in 1911. During the 50th-anniversary celebrations, former students visited the new home-science building and reflected on the more primitive conditions in which they learned in the early days. By 1961 the graduates could expect to forge professional careers using their qualification – in 1911 their skills were more likely to be applied in the home only.
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Reference: Pictorial Parade 115. National Film Unit, 1961
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