Kōrero: Second World War

Woman in a munitions factory, 1944 (4 o 5)

Woman in a munitions factory, 1944

From 1942 both men and women became subject to 'manpowering' of their labour. Here a woman, probably Māori, examines bullets in a munitions factory in Hamilton in 1944. She was one of 557 women working in the factory. The war brought many women and Māori into the urban workforce.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, John Dobrée Pascoe Collection (PAColl-0783)
Reference: 1/4-000857-F
Photograph by John Dobrée Pascoe

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:

Ian McGibbon, 'Second World War - Japan enters the war', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/34576/woman-in-a-munitions-factory-1944 (accessed 16 October 2021)

He kōrero nā Ian McGibbon, i tāngia i te 20 Jun 2012, updated 10 May 2016