Kōrero: Second-hand trade

Op shop volunteers, 1967

Op shop volunteers, 1967

Traditionally, volunteers in op shops have been middle-aged or retired women. These women are working in the Wellington City Mission op shop in Lower Hutt in 1967. Nancy Rodda is modelling a dress which her fellow volunteers are adjusting. As more women entered the paid workforce there were fewer of these volunteers. This contributed to some op shops becoming more professional – some even had paid managers.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1967/2113-F

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:

Kerryn Pollock and Bronwyn Labrum, 'Second-hand trade - Charitable and informal trading', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/24955/op-shop-volunteers-1967 (accessed 3 June 2023)

He kōrero nā Kerryn Pollock and Bronwyn Labrum, i tāngia i te 11 Mar 2010