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On the farm : New Zealand's invisible women

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  • Description

    "On the Farm: New Zealand's Invisible Women tells the fascinating stories of Kiwi farm women predominantly in their own words, drawing from the vast archive of letters written to New Zealand farming magazines throughout the 20th century. It reveals the daily routines, the various roles women held on farms: from mother to teacher, baker to accountant, cleaner to farm worker, and how their extraordinarily busy work loads were carried out largely unacknowledged and unseen.

    It shows how women struggled for greater recognition for their contributions to farming, tracing a time from when it was impossible for a woman to get a bank loan to own or operate a farm, to a period when women were often considered equal partners in the running of a farm and regularly became individual farm owners." -- publisher

  • Place
  • Other Id

    HD 6077 HAL (Library of Congress Call Number)

    on1337073739 (MARC control number)

  • Department

Images and documents


  • Object Type
  • Name/Title
    On the farm : New Zealand's invisible women
  • Primary Maker

    David Hall (Author)

     Danna Glendining (Contributor)

  • Contributor/Publisher
    Atuanui Press
  • Place
  • Date
  • Production date notes
  • Physical Description

    xviii, 255 pages : illustration (some colour) ; 20 cm


  • Language
  • Level of Current Record
    Bib record
  • Member Object

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  • Subject Category
  • Content
    Feminism and its relevance for farm wives -- Well established traditions, 1940s -- How farm wives perceived themselves in the 1940s -- Change and continuity between the 1940s & late 1960s -- Equality, liberation, and the permissive society -- Force for change in the 1980s and responses by farm wives -- The 1990s, feminised New Zealand agriculture?
  • Collection Type
    Reading Room
  • Copyright
    All rights reserved
  • Last Update
    01 Sep 2023

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