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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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.