Story: Economic history

Women workers, Second World War

Women workers, Second World War

During the Second World War many New Zealand women left their previous roles in the home and went out to paid employment. These women are working in the Colonial Ammunition Company in Hamilton in 1944, preparing bullets for the war effort.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, John Dobrée Pascoe Collection (PAColl-0783)
Reference: 1/4-000858-F
Photograph by John Dobrée Pascoe

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How to cite this page:

Brian Easton, 'Economic history - Great boom, 1935–1966', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/24350/women-workers-second-world-war (accessed 15 October 2019)

Story by Brian Easton, published 11 Mar 2010