Story: Farm families

Men’s quarters, 1885 (2nd of 2)

Men’s quarters, 1885

The large numbers of single males working on sheep stations in the South Island lived in men’s quarters. They slept on bunks and drank, told yarns or played cards among themselves. The engraving is from the Illustrated New Zealand News of 1885.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: PUBL-0110-1885-002

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Emma Dewson and Jock Phillips, 'Farm families - The colonial family – new conditions', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 January 2022)

Story by Emma Dewson and Jock Phillips, published 24 Nov 2008