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Women at home

While psychiatrist Fraser McDonald suggested women go out to work, rather than vegetate at home, his wife, painter Jacqueline Fahey, recorded the life of middle-class women at home with the kids. In this 1974 painting, ‘Sisters communing’, two women relax with a glass of wine and a cigarette while a child plays nearby.

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Hocken Library, University of Otago
Reference: Acc 75/39
Oil on board by Jacqueline Fahey

Permission of the Hocken Library Uare Taoka o Hakena, University of Otago, must be obtained before any re-use of this image. Further information may be obtained from the Library through its website.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Charlotte Macdonald, 'Women and men - War and suburbia', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/29246/women-at-home (accessed 4 July 2022)

He kōrero nā Charlotte Macdonald, i tāngia i te 5 May 2011, updated 1 Aug 2017