Kōrero: Rural clothing

What to bring

This handbook, published in 1849, advises British settlers on clothes and other provisions to bring to New Zealand – including lists of clothing for the husband and the wife. At the time there was little scope to buy goods in the colony and what you brought would have to clothe you for a number of years.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: G. B. Earp, Hand-book for intending emigrants to the southern settlements of New Zealand. London: Routledge, 1852, cover and pp. 38-39.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Bronwyn Labrum, 'Rural clothing - Womenswear', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/interactive/18472/what-to-bring (accessed 8 December 2021)

He kōrero nā Bronwyn Labrum, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008