Story: Women’s labour organisations

Unemployed women and government, 1933

The attitudes of Prime Minister George Forbes, leader of the United Party, and Gordon Coates, leader of the Reform Party, are satirised in this 1933 cartoon. Under the coalition government led by the two men unemployment had soared. The extent to which working women were affected was unknown, and the government was not interested in finding out.

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Auckland City Libraries - Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Reference: New Zealand Home Pictorial, 30 August 1933, p. 36

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Megan Cook, 'Women’s labour organisations - Women and unemployment', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 July 2024)

Story by Megan Cook, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 20 Dec 2022