Domestics

Domestic service, Domestic workers, Household help, Household workers, Private household workers, Servants, Servants
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Date: 6, 11, 15 November 1992 - 06 Nov 1992 - 15 Nov 1992 By: How-Johns, Noreen, active 1993; Lawrence, Mary Jane, 1902-2002 Ref: OHInt-0148/18 Description: Mrs Jane Lawrence, daughter of Henry Clyde Parcell and Mary Abigail nee Crow. Father was a goldminer and carrier. Jane had four brothers and three sisters. E...
Date: 24, 26, 30 November 1992; 2, 5, 19, 26 April 1993; 24, 31 May 1993 - 24 Nov 1992 - 31 May 1993 By: Cunninghame, Rose, active 1992; Richmond, Irene Dorsett, 1909-1996 Ref: OHInt-0148/23 Description: Mrs Irene Richmond was brought up and went to school in North East Valley, Dunedin. First jobs as hat check girl, usherette, and with dressmaker; later as wa...
Date: 25 April 1994; 3, 9, 25 May 1994 - 25 Apr 1994 - 25 May 1994 By: Clouston, Denise, active 1994; Sinnamon, Gladys Margaret, 1913-2013 Ref: OHInt-0148/26 Description: Gladys Sinnamon (nee Mee) was born and grew up in the close knit rural community of Becks, Central Otago. Her parents were publicans - they owned the Becks ...
Date: 12 Jan 1982 By: Boyd, Alma Gwendoline, 1915-1999 Ref: OHInt-0005-36 Description: Alma Boyd talks briefly about Charlie Poulter the chemist and Mrs Poulter; Mr and Mrs George Pain, for whom she worked as a domestic; her other work. This br...
Date: Mar 1996 By: Harvey, Joan M, active 1998; Dolamore, Natalie, 1921-2003 Ref: OHInt-0428/07 Description: Natalie Dolamore was born in Gore in 1921. Describes her childhood home with a live-in maid and part-time gardener, washerwoman and dressmaker. Mentions her ...
Date: 6 and 7 September 2005 - 06 Sep 2005 - 07 Sep 2005 By: Priestley, Dinah, 1938-; Smith, Margaret Jessie, 1936- Ref: OHColl-0779-01 Description: Margaret Smith talks about her life, including living in Nelson and Wellington, being in domestic service employment, including her role as the housekeeper a...
Date: 9 Jan - 3 Feb 1984 - 09 Jan 1984 - 03 Feb 1984 By: Renner, Isabella Margaret, 1897-1984 Ref: OHInt-0018/1 Description: Isabella Margaret Renner talks about family background and early life: origin of her christian name; personalities of parents; father as entertainer. Remembe...
Date: 15 Jan 1982 By: Boyd, Joan Rachel, 1911-1985 Ref: OHInt-0005/03 Description: Interview outlines family background - father's family from Belfast - mother's from Leicestershire. Father, Adam Wright, came to New Zealand aged 16 years a...
Date: 13, 16 March 1987 - 13 Mar 1987 - 16 Mar 1987 By: Page, Frances Eleanor, 1896-1995 Ref: OHColl-0536/1 Description: Frances Eleanor Page (nee Taylor) born Christchurch 1896. Outlines family background. Recalls that mother studied English at university under Professor Macmi...
Date: 1892 From: Hodgkins, William Mathew 1833-1898 :[Sketchbooks] 1890-1893 Ref: E-315-q-5-023 Description: At the top, two separate pencil drawings. On the left, a short stout woman holding a broom, possibly the Hodgkins' family servant 'Phemie' (Euphemia). On the...
Date: 1891 - 1892 Ref: E-033-2-026 Description: A faint drawing, showing a woman, carrying a bucket, one hand on her hip. May show the Hodgkins' family servant, Phemie Quantity: 1 drawing(s). Physical De...
Date: 12 Jan 1982 By: Boyd, Alma Gwendoline, 1915-1999; Boyd, Laurence Dion, 1909-1985 Ref: OHInt-0005/05 Description: Laurie Boyd, a second generation New Zealander, born Hastings, 1883, while his wife Alma was born in Pahiatua where her father was a butcher. Both contribute...
Date: 1906 From: Gooch, Mitchell and MacDiarmid Ltd :[Architectural plans. 1906-1995]. By: Hurst Seager & Wood (Firm) Ref: Plans-2002-058-084-016/017 Description: Includes floor plans, roof plan, elevations and sections for a two-storeyed house with four bedrooms, two maids' rooms, library, drawing room, scullery, pan...
Mr Burke's servant
Date: [between 1856-1889] From: Harding, William James, 1826-1899 :Negatives of Wanganui district Ref: 1/4-008306-G Description: Photograph taken by the studio of William James Harding, Whanganui. Source of descriptive information - Negative register and inscriptions on negative Quan...
Hodgkins, Frances Mary, 1869-1947 :[Phemie doing the laundry. ca 1890]
Date: 1890 By: Hodgkins, Frances Mary, 1869-1947 Ref: E-425-q-007 Description: The Hodgkins' maid Phemie, washing clothes in a large tub Quantity: 1 watercolour(s). Physical Description: Pencil and watercolour 176 x 114 mm
Date: 1860 - 1870 Ref: E-043-q-149 Description: Cartoon at the top entitled `Prevention's better than cure', shows a group of brass musicians playing on the sidewalk outside a grand house. One of them is b...
Laby, A :Artistic recreation [1870s or 1880s]
Date: 1870 - 1890 From: Ruck, Charlotte Steward, 1840?-1916 :[Scrapbooks, ca 1860 to ca 1899] By: Laby, A, active 1870s Ref: E-309-q-4-019 Description: A servant woman or housewife seated at the piano, trying out a piece of music. A brush is tucked under her arm, a pan full of sweepings and a kettle are at ...
McFarlane, Francis Ledingham, 1888-1948 :How to keep cool in Mesopotamia. [1916?]
Date: 1916 From: McFarlane, Francis Ledingham, 1888-1948 :[Sketches from war service in India and the Middle East, 1919-1918] / F L McFarlane Ref: E-288-q-004 Description: Humorous sketch shows a man, naked except for a towel draped over his lower torso, reclining on a bed of ice, while a turbaned attendant at left waters him w...
Date: 1871 From: [Ephemera of octavo size, relating to immigration to New Zealand, problems and issues of new immigrants and refugees] By: New Zealand. Parliament Ref: Eph-A-IMMIGRATION-1871-01 Description: Information sheet for Swedes intending to emigrate to New Zealand. One side shows an arrangement of text in Swedish. There are notes relating to families, un...
Hodgkins, Frances Mary 1869-1947 :Phemie [at the clothes-line]
Date: [ca 1890] By: Hodgkins, Frances Mary, 1869-1947 Ref: E-425-q-006 Description: The Hodgkins' maid Phemie, pegging out clothes Inscriptions: Recto - top centre - "Phemie" Quantity: 1 watercolour(s). Physical Description: Pencil and wa...