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LIKE TENEMENT LABOUR.

A great deal of space was given at the exposition to the work of women nurses everywhere, but especially in the homes of the poorj and exhibits' were given of the terribly insanitary cottages transformed through their teaching of hygiene. Another striking object lesson was given \ in showing the conditions" under which women worked in this rich little country, where there are no big cities. Along ■ a narrow, dark alley were built rows of hovels of one room, in each of which a woman • was stripping tobacco, opening shrimps, shelling peas, stringing beans, etc., for the canneries. Children swarmed, cats,, dogs, chickens, all eating and sleeping in the room 12ft. square. . Statistics recently collected show 15,000 women working under these conditions. - \

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LIKE TENEMENT LABOUR., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8789, 9 February 1914

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LIKE TENEMENT LABOUR. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8789, 9 February 1914

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