In 1960s New Zealand, this mass-produced dinner set was a favourite among housewives in the country's sprawling post-war suburbs. Local companies such as Crown Lynn flourished because of import restrictions. Local manufacturers made international brands under licence.
All schoolgirls were taught home crafts such as cooking and sewing in preparation for married life. Dining mostly happened at home. The quality of a woman's home baking was a measure of her success.
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