Kōrero: Washing, cleaning and personal hygiene

Washing on wheels, 1947

Most women did their own washing, but in the 1940s some Marlborough women availed themselves of a mobile washing service offered by Mary Watson of Seddon. A keen motorcyclist since 1924 and the first female member of the Blenheim Motor Cycle Club, Watson carted a washing machine and wringer around in a large covered sidecar attached to a 5/6 Indian Scout motorcycle. As this film shows, she parked, offloaded the washing machine, did the washing and then took off to her next destination. 

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: Weekly Review 317. National Film Unit, 1947

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Kerryn Pollock, 'Washing, cleaning and personal hygiene - Washing clothes', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/video/40784/washing-on-wheels-1947 (accessed 17 November 2019)

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