Mrs Clevely of Bunnythorpe in the Manawatū is shown in 1926, doing her laundry in a tub under a tree in the garden. This was the most basic of washing facilities; by this time most Pākehā households had long been using coppers, and a few may have had washing machines. It is likely that many Māori households were still using a tub.
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