Story: Household services

Putting the milk bottles out (3rd of 3)

Putting the milk bottles out

Milk was delivered to houses in New Zealand cities and towns until the mid-1990s, when it gradually stopped. Putting the milk bottles out – in the specially designed holder that most families would have owned – was often one of a child’s household duties. Glass milk bottles were replaced by cartons from the late 1980s.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
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Jane Tolerton, 'Household services - Home deliveries', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 2 March 2021)

Story by Jane Tolerton, published 11 Mar 2010