Domestic servants wanted poster

'New Zealand wants domestic servants; good homes, good wages'. Cover of Information about New Zealand for domestic servants issued by the High Commissioner for New Zealand. London, c1912.

Shows cameo head and shoulders portrait of maidservant in centre. At top is an agricultural scene with horses pulling ploughs across a field with a mountain in the background. At bottom, the grounds of a grand house with servant playing with two children while their mother watches from a short distance.


Alexander Turnbull Library,
Reference: Eph-A-IMMIGRATION-1912-cover
Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Matauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image

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