Kōrero: Household services

‘New Zealand wants domestic servants’

‘New Zealand wants domestic servants’

This poster was issued by the High Commissioner for New Zealand in London, about 1912. It paints a prettier picture of life as a domestic servant than most young women found when they arrived in the dominion. New Zealand employers were desperate for servants, and women’s groups petitioned Parliament to offer them subsidised fares.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: Eph-A-IMMIGRATION-1912-cover

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Jane Tolerton, 'Household services - The ‘servant problem’', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/ephemera/21778/new-zealand-wants-domestic-servants (accessed 20 October 2021)

He kōrero nā Jane Tolerton, i tāngia i te 11 Mar 2010