Kōrero: Household services

Servants’ registry office

Employment agencies that found jobs for servants were called registry offices. Mrs Hill’s Registry Office sits in a row of shops that includes a draper, grocer, hairdresser, tailor and toy shop at the northern end of Lambton Quay, Wellington. These shops were destroyed in about 1928–30 to build the Cenotaph. Government House is in the background, where the Beehive is now.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: 1/2-C-002259; F
Photograph by Frank Arnold Coxhead

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:

Jane Tolerton, 'Household services - The ‘servant problem’', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/zoomify/21782/servants-registry-office (accessed 5 December 2021)

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