Kōrero: Household services

Housework elevated to home science (3 o 3)

Housework elevated to home science

Students at Otago University’s School of Home Science practise ironing techniques, probably in the 1950s. Otago University introduced a home science degree in 1911 – endowed by Lieutenant-Colonel John Studholme of Canterbury. It was encouraged by Dr Frederic Truby King and his colleague Dr Ferdinand Batchelor, who were opposed to education for girls after puberty except in subjects covering efficient domestic management and child rearing. Many graduates of what is now called the Consumer and Applied Sciences Programme have worked in the dietetic, teaching, design, clothing and textile professions.

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Hocken Library, University of Otago
Reference: S09-021a - E3016/12

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Jane Tolerton, 'Household services - Domestic service since 1900', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/21785/housework-elevated-to-home-science (accessed 29 September 2022)

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