Kōrero: Food shops

1850s closing hours

This poster, signed by retail shopkeepers in Wellington in 1850, outlines their agreement to close shops at 7 p.m., except on Saturdays, during the winter months, so that their staff could get home at a decent hour. The long hours worked was the major complaint of shop assistants.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: Eph-B-RETAIL-1850-01

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Carl Walrond, 'Food shops - Shopping hours', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/zoomify/25504/1850s-closing-hours (accessed 29 November 2020)

He kōrero nā Carl Walrond, i tāngia i te 11 Mar 2010, updated 16 Sep 2016