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Inside stories : a history of the New Zealand housewife, 1890-1975 / Frances Walsh.

By: Walsh, Frances (Frances Maria Dominic).
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Auckland, N.Z. : Godwit, 2011Description: 375 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781869621650 (pbk.).Other title: History of the New Zealand housewife.Subject(s): Housewives -- New Zealand -- History | Housekeeping -- New Zealand -- History | Married women -- New Zealand -- Social life and customs | Women -- New Zealand -- Social conditions | Women's periodicals, New Zealand -- History | Housewives New Zealand History | Housekeeping New Zealand History | Married women New Zealand Social life and customs | New Zealand -- History -- 20th centuryDDC classification: 305.43640993
Contents:
Good housekeeping : the wisdom of a methodical approach to housework -- Child : protecting the mothers and saving the babies -- Filth : extracting household dirt with vim and vigour -- Husband : landing, and then managing her man -- Kitchen : keeping the tins full and getting dinner on the table -- Needle : deft exponents of the domestic arts -- Neighbout : sisterly bonding, or perhaps not -- Shopping : its not always easy, shopping -- Worries : when life got on her nerves -- Servant : saved by the help, plugged and unplugged -- Tub : making it through blue Monday -- Interior : transforming the house into a home -- Putting her feet up : and so to rest, briefly.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Includes bibliographical references.
Summary: "All that cooking, cleaning, darning, sewing, decorating, tending children, looking good for "him" when he came drifting in after work ... its always been a challenging life as a housewife. Frances Walsh draws from the many New Zealand womens magaizines that were housewives "bush telegraphs", as well as a link to their sisters and the world beyond their front gates, in an affectionate romp through womens toil and trouble from 1890 to 1975. "Inside stories" puts housewifely business under the spotlight, and reveals the myriad ways in which women dealt with the tyranny of keeping house -- and keeping sane." -- Back cover.
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This affectionate romp through women's toil and trouble over the past 120 years puts housework under the spotlight and shows the myriad ways in which resourceful New Zealand women dealt with the tyranny of keeping house, and keeping sane.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Includes bibliographical references.

Good housekeeping : the wisdom of a methodical approach to housework -- Child : protecting the mothers and saving the babies -- Filth : extracting household dirt with vim and vigour -- Husband : landing, and then managing her man -- Kitchen : keeping the tins full and getting dinner on the table -- Needle : deft exponents of the domestic arts -- Neighbout : sisterly bonding, or perhaps not -- Shopping : its not always easy, shopping -- Worries : when life got on her nerves -- Servant : saved by the help, plugged and unplugged -- Tub : making it through blue Monday -- Interior : transforming the house into a home -- Putting her feet up : and so to rest, briefly.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Includes bibliographical references.

"All that cooking, cleaning, darning, sewing, decorating, tending children, looking good for "him" when he came drifting in after work ... its always been a challenging life as a housewife. Frances Walsh draws from the many New Zealand womens magaizines that were housewives "bush telegraphs", as well as a link to their sisters and the world beyond their front gates, in an affectionate romp through womens toil and trouble from 1890 to 1975. "Inside stories" puts housewifely business under the spotlight, and reveals the myriad ways in which women dealt with the tyranny of keeping house -- and keeping sane." -- Back cover.

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