Story: Families: a history

Family man, Wellington, 1937

Family man, Wellington, 1937

This unidentified Wellington family were photographed just a few years before the start of the Second World War in the front garden of their house in the inner-city suburb of Te Aro. The man has his shirtsleeves rolled (perhaps a way of relaxing after work) and his wife wears an apron, signalling her focus on domestic tasks. The 'family man' hugs his wife while she holds her daughter close.

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Wellington City Archives
Reference: 00138:0:10171

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Ian Pool and Rosemary Du Plessis, 'Families: a history - Families, wars and economic hardship: 1914–1944', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/30203/family-man-wellington-1937 (accessed 20 October 2021)

Story by Ian Pool and Rosemary Du Plessis, published 5 May 2011, updated 1 Jul 2017