Kōrero: Occupational structure

Domestic service

Domestic service

Cleaning out a coal-burning stove was a dirty but regular task before the days of cooking with gas and electricity. This woman’s uniform shows that she was a paid domestic servant. Overall, this was never a large occupational category in New Zealand, but was the most common women’s occupation until about the 1930s. It practically disappeared after the Second World War.

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Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira
Reference: C9423

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Paul Callister and Robert Didham, 'Occupational structure - Occupational change since 1840', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/22546/domestic-service (accessed 8 August 2020)

He kōrero nā Paul Callister and Robert Didham, i tāngia i te 11 Mar 2010