Kōrero: Building trades

‘The maid of all work’

‘The maid of all work’

Marketers targeted women in their push for households to install electricity and buy electrical appliances. For heating water, lighting, heating, ironing, cleaning and washing – electricity was ‘the maid of all work’.

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Carl Walrond, 'Building trades - Gasfitters and electricians', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/ephemera/24696/the-maid-of-all-work (accessed 8 December 2021)

He kōrero nā Carl Walrond, i tāngia i te 11 Mar 2010