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Reflections in Colonial Glass? Women Factory Inspectors in Britain and New Zealand 1893-1921

Nolan, Melanie; Harrison, Barbara


This article explores the establishment of women factory inspectors in the wake of a common sweating furore in Britain and New Zealand. Sweating reformism was not simply transplanted in New Zealand from the motherland. It is argued that Britons and New Zealanders developed related illusions about anti-sweating which had important implications for the confinement of women's work. In New Zealand female factory inspectors were held to be symbols of successful anti-sweating reform, while in Britain...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: Womens History Review
DOI: 10.1080/09612020400200392


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