Kōrero: Public service

Public servants: Census and Statistics Department staff, 1946 (2 o 3)

Public servants: Census and Statistics Department staff, 1946

This scene of workers in a government department in 1946 would have looked much the same 50 years earlier. An all-male workforce sat at double desks, working with pens and inkwells at piles of official forms.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, National Publicity Studios Collection
Reference: 1/2-034138-F; A1401

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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Richard Shaw, 'Public service - What is the public service?', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/33008/public-servants-census-and-statistics-department-staff-1946 (accessed 18 July 2019)

Story by Richard Shaw, published 20 Jun 2012