Kōrero: Household services

Subsidised fares for servants

Subsidised fares for servants

This 1848 New Zealand Company poster offers a subsidised ship’s passage to domestic servants ‘of good character’. Young women prepared to work as domestic servants were among the most sought-after immigrants. They were offered subsidised passages by companies, provincial governments and later central government.

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Hocken Library, University of Otago

Permission of the Hocken Library Uare Taoka o Hakena, University of Otago, must be obtained before any re-use of this image. Further information may be obtained from the Library through its website.

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Jane Tolerton, 'Household services - Servants in the 19th century', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/ephemera/21763/subsidised-fares-for-servants (accessed 6 August 2020)

He kōrero nā Jane Tolerton, i tāngia i te 11 Mar 2010