Kōrero: Washing, cleaning and personal hygiene

Outhouses, Auckland, 1962

Outhouses, Auckland, 1962

The backyard privy or outhouse was common in New Zealand well into the 20th century. These old homes in Auckland still had working outhouses in 1962. They were seen as slums by the council, a perception to which the outhouses would have contributed. 

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Auckland City Libraries - Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Reference: 580-6574

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Kerryn Pollock, 'Washing, cleaning and personal hygiene - Toilets', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/40800/outhouses-auckland-1962 (accessed 20 May 2022)

He kōrero nā Kerryn Pollock, i tāngia i te 5 Sep 2013