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This is an example of sewing produced by girls during manual training in the 1960s. During manual training, girls were taught skills such as cooking and sewing that would equip them to be good wives and mothers while boys were taught metal and woodwork. This sex-specific and segregated education was due to the gender stereotypes that prevailed up until the 1970s.
Christine Kiddey made this petticoat in sewing class at South Intermediate School in Christchurch, when Christine was either 11 years old and in Form 1, or aged 12 and in Form 2. She believes she used a treadle machine.
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