Kōrero: Apprenticeships and trade training

Coach-building apprentice, around 1891

Coach-building apprentice, around 1891

Among the line-up of staff, children and dogs outside this Palmerston North coach-building firm are the two owners, Mr Browning and Mr Tory (wearing aprons at left) and apprentice Alex Worsfold (also wearing an apron, right of his employers). Making horse-drawn coaches was a skilled craft that practically disappeared in the early 20th century, as motors took over from horse power.

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Jeremy Baker, 'Apprenticeships and trade training - Apprenticeship until 1945', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/23778/coach-building-apprentice-around-1891 (accessed 23 October 2019)

Story by Jeremy Baker, published 11 Mar 2010