Victorian life The quality of life depended on whether you were rich or poor. If you were rich you could have a good and easy life. But if you were poor you could have a rough and hard life, often ending up in the workhouse or early death. Family Life | Religion | Food | Money | Clothes Read about what life was like for children Find out about workhouses Find out about factories Victorian Homes Victorian Houses How many children did a normal Victorian family have? Families were usually large, in 1870 many families had five or six children. What did child call his/her father? Each member of the family had their own role and children were taught to "know their place" and "be seen and not heard". Who did the house work in rich people’s houses? All households except the very poorest had servants to do their everyday work. Region was very important to the Victorians. People did not buy their food in a supermarket instead they went to several small shops, all selling different types of food. Pounds (£) Shillings (s.)
THE LONELINESS OF BACKGROUND DESIGNER 2.0: November 2010 "Creo que es la juventud la que hace la alta costura pretenciosa. Cuando era joven solo me ponía lo que podía comprar. Pareces un estúpido vistiendo de grandes firmas cuando eres joven, pero una vez ya has superado los 40 necesitas toda la ayuda que puedas conseguir". (John Waters) Resulta que un italiano cuyo nombre no recuerdo y me da pereza buscar ha sido fichado para relanzar a Worth que es esa marca del año la tana que pertenecía a CHARLES FREDERICK WORTH y que supuestamente fue el hombre que inventó la Alta Moda ( término que me gusta mucho más que el relamido Haute Couture). Antes las mujeres iban a su modistilla, esta les ofrecía unos modelos copiados vilmente de las prendas diseñadas para las mujeres de dineros (algo así como ir ahora a comprar al ZARA pero sin chinos de por medio) y aquí paz y después la Trevi. El resultado, la verdad es que me gusta, pero no deja ser "Disfraces Mati" enseñando cacha: Y a tomar pol culo la Commonwealth! - "Anda mira! - "Ahhhh, pues vaya..." Pd.
Ecole Lesage Paris – Atelier de Broderie Rules for Teachers in 1872 & 1915: No Drinking, Smoking, or Trips to Barber Shops and Ice Cream Parlors No one would call this the golden era of teaching, not with school budgets getting slashed, state governors routinely scoring political points at teachers’ expense, and the federal government forcing schools to teach to the test. But if today’s teachers are feeling beleaguered, they can always look back to a set of historical “documents” for a little comfort. For decades, museums and publishers have showcased two lists — one from 1872 (above) and another from 1915 (below) — that highlight the rigorous rules and austere moral codes under which teachers once taught. You couldn’t drink or smoke. In women’s cases, you couldn’t date, marry, or frequent ice cream parlors. But are these documents real? On its web site, the New Hampshire Historical Society writes that “the sources for these ‘rules’ are unknown; thus we cannot attest to their authenticity—only to their verisimilitude and charming quaintness.” Rules for Teachers – 1872 1. Rules for Teachers – 1915 1. Related Content:
Costumes du XIXe siècle Les 5 300 pièces conservées dans ce département permettent de retracer l'histoire de la mode, telle qu'elle fut portée par les classes supérieures de la société française, du Ier Empire jusqu'à 1906 environ, date du lancement des robes de style Directoire par Paul Poiret inaugurant ainsi la mode du XXe siècle. Les collections comptent une majorité de pièces issues du vestiaire féminin soit 3 300 pièces, tandis que les costumes masculins et d’enfants y sont proportionnellement plus rares, comptant 1 000 pièces pour chacune de ces catégories. Concernant les modes féminines, la collection est très riche en vêtements portés par des élégantes de la noblesse ou de la haute bourgeoisie, qu'il s'agisse de membres de la cour du Ier Empire – dont les impératrices Joséphine et Marie-Louise –, de la Restauration ou du Second Empire, ou de personnalités influentes de la fin du siècle, comme la comtesse Greffulhe dont le musée conserve une grande partie de la garde-robe.
Sir Hamish led city with dignity Last updated 00:50 09/09/2008 Christchurch's longest-serving mayor, Sir Hamish Hay, saw himself as a "bridge-builder". Hay died on Sunday night. He was 80. His political style was to include all views in the search for consensus. When the Victoria Square bridge was renamed after him in 1990, he said he had always tried to build bridges -- between liberal and conservative groups, councillors and ratepayers, Maori and European, city and rural residents. As mayor for five terms, from 1974 to 1989, Hay presided over civic affairs at a time of consolidation after the 1974 Christchurch Commonwealth Games and the building of the Town Hall. A period of rapid growth and equally rapid financial collapse followed in the mid-1980s. Thoughtful and thorough leadership, and a dignity wrought from caution and good cheer, characterised his years on the Christchurch City Council and the Canterbury Regional Council, which he served from 1995 to 2001. Hay was one of a high-achieving family. - The Press
RJ Hadlee Promotions Ltd - Biography Sir Richard Hadlee. Kt. Bach. M.B.E. "Richard Hadlee was a left handed batsman who liked to hit the ball very hard. Sir Donald Bradman Nickname: "Paddles" - a name which was first given to me at Heaton Street Intermediate school, Christchurch, because of my large feet. Born: July 3, 1951, in St Albans, Christchurch New Zealand. Hobbies: Playing golf, watching movies, watching sport, gardening. Current Roles: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. Former Roles: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Cricket Ambassador. 8. Awards and Recognitions: Awarded the M.B.E. for services to New Zealand sport in 1981. Career Achievements - 1972/3-1990: Test Matches: Played 86 Test matches and 115 one-day internationals. First Class Matches: General: At 56 years of age played in the NZ Cricket Beach team which defeated England in the final - Australia 2008.Appeared in the comedy movie 'Save Your Legs' in a cameo role as an umpire.
A classroom at Fendalton Open-Air School, Clyde Road, Christchurch :  - Christchurch City Libraries Heritage Photograph Collection A classroom at Fendalton Open-Air School, Clyde Road, Christchurch  By the 1920s most parents were being guided by the Plunket Society to realise the benefits of fresh-air and sunlight for their children and the Christchurch Open-Air League had been able to persuade the Canterbury Education Board to build some open-air classrooms. The most common type was like this one at Fendalton School, Christchurch, where on sunny days, sliding doors allowed one whole wall to be opened to allow in fresh air and sunshine. Each pupil had a desk and chair which could be carried outside in fine weather. The porch on the right-hand side of the photograph served as a cloakroom and shelter-shed View catalogue record File Reference CCL PhotoCD 7, IMG0025 Previous Photo ~ Next Photo General Copyright and other restrictions Request this image
DEANS, William and John (1817–51) and (1820–54). Canterbury pioneers A new biography of Deans, William appears in the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography on this site. The Deans brothers were sons of John Deans, of Ayrshire, and were born in the parish of Kirkstyle, Riccarton. Both were intended for the law, but they became interested in the plans for settlement in New Zealand and were accordingly placed on good Scottish farms to prepare them for colonial life. His brother John (born 4 May 1820) had bought land orders in the Nelson settlement and arrived there in the Thomas Harrison on 25 October 1842. William had shown great judgment in selecting the spot where they were to settle. For the next seven years the Deans lived the simple rewarding life that philosophers have dreamed of, seeing their flocks and herds flourish and multiply, often for months not seeing another white man. William Deans met with a tragic death. by George Ranald Macdonald, Retired Farmer, Kaiapoi R.D.
– Taxis and cabs Horse-drawn hansom cabs, which were operating in New Zealand by 1860, were the taxis of New Zealand cities in the late 19th century. Drawn by a single horse, they carried two passengers; larger groups hired a two-horse hackney carriage. The driver sat on a high seat behind the cab and was given directions through a trapdoor in the roof. Joseph Hansom had patented the hansom cab in England in 1834. He based his design on the open cabriolet (a two-wheeled carriage pulled by one horse, from which the word ‘cab’ comes), adding an enclosed carriage. The hansom cab was a light, fast, easily manoeuvred vehicle which became the standard for street hire. Careering cabbies Cab driver licences Local authorities licensed cab drivers, and often set fares as well. Cabmen were also criticised for ‘furious driving’. Hansom cab hit The mystery of a hansom cab, a crime novel by New Zealander Fergus Hume, became an international best-seller in the 1880s. Driving conditions A driver’s life wasn’t easy.
Worsley, Frank Arthur Mariner, polar explorer, naval officer, writer This biography was written by P. Y. Dennerly and was first published in the Dictionary of New Zealand BiographyVolume 3, 1996 Frank Arthur Worsley was born at Akaroa, New Zealand, on 22 February 1872, the son of Vincent Georgiana Priscilla Fulton and her husband, Henry Theophilus Worsley, a labourer. In 1914, after nearly 27 years' experience, he applied for a position in Sir Ernest Shackleton's trans-Antarctic expedition and was made captain of the expedition ship Endurance. From 1916 Worsley was on active war service in the Royal Navy. In 1921 Frank Worsley accepted the position of navigator and hydrographer of the Quest, Shackleton's Antarctic expedition ship. Although aged 67 at the outbreak of the Second World War, Worsley became actively involved.
Frank Worsley and Antarctica | NZHistory, New Zealand history online Photograph of Frank Worsley, taken by Herman John Schmidt in July 1903. New Zealander Frank Worsley captained the Endurance during Sir Ernest Shackleton's Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition. But he is best remembered for navigating the expedition party to safety after the Endurance was crushed by ice floes in the Weddell Sea. Worsley also took part in Shackleton's final expedition to the Antarctic in 1922. Frank Arthur Worsley was born in Akaroa in February 1872. Worsley faced some difficulties – including a shortage of coal – while sailing the Endurance to Buenos Aires between August and October 1914. Worsley no longer had a ship to sail but he did not ‘put his feet up and rest’. His skills as a navigator came to the fore when the floe the party was camping on suddenly split apart on 8 April 1916. The success of the journey depended entirely on the accuracy of Worsley's navigation, but taking precise measurements was virtually impossible due to heavy seas and strong winds. Books Links