Students at Otago University’s School of Home Science practise ironing techniques, probably in the 1950s. Otago University introduced a home science degree in 1911 – endowed by Lieutenant-Colonel John Studholme of Canterbury. It was encouraged by Dr Frederic Truby King and his colleague Dr Ferdinand Batchelor, who were opposed to education for girls after puberty except in subjects covering efficient domestic management and child rearing. Many graduates of what is now called the Consumer and Applied Sciences Programme have worked in the dietetic, teaching, design, clothing and textile professions.
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