Kōrero: Household services

Daughters do the dishes (1 o 3)

Daughters do the dishes

In the absence of servants, the girls of a family often did most of the domestic work – like these young women shown about 1910. This was regarded as good training for having their own households. As Secretary of Labour Edward Tregear put it: ‘The woman who is a house-wife and house-mother occupies … the position of honour in the heart of the nation.’ (Quoted in Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives, 1897, H-6, p. ix.)

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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Reference: B.022527
Photograph by George Leslie Adkin

Permission of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Jane Tolerton, 'Household services - Domestic service since 1900', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/21783/daughters-do-the-dishes (accessed 25 May 2022)

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