Story: Building materials

Nailing competition

Nailing competition

Women take part in a ladies’ nail hammering competition at the Tututawa picnic in inland Taranaki in 1910. The reversed gender role aspect of this competition provided its novelty. In 1910 it was usually men who handled tools and building materials.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, James McAllister Collection (PAColl-3054)
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Jeremy Salmond, 'Building materials - Ironmongery', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/25130/nailing-competition (accessed 26 July 2021)

Story by Jeremy Salmond, published 11 Mar 2010