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dc.contributor.advisorWaite, Noel
dc.contributor.advisorAbbot, Mick
dc.contributor.authorO'Brien, Gavin
dc.date.available2012-10-09T00:22:52Z
dc.date.copyright2012
dc.identifier.citationO’Brien, G. (2012). Straining History Ernest Hayes: Pioneer Industrial Designer (Thesis, Master of Consumer and Applied Science). University of Otago. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10523/2481en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10523/2481
dc.description.abstractThis thesis began with an enquiry into the origins of a ubiquitous artefact of everyday life in rural New Zealand; the Hayes permanent wire strainer. Researching this artefact quickly revealed that the origins of the Hayes permanent wire strainer were vastly at odds with popular belief; a belief that somehow enshrined the strainer as symbolic of a particular quality, or qualities, that are commonly regarded as defining characteristics of what it means to be a New Zealander, namely those of pragmatism and adaptability. The discovery that Hayes did not invent the Hayes permanent wire strainer, led to further research into the notion of design as an evolutionary process, and this in turn, led to an even more more compelling question about the nature of Hayes‘ work. As with all research led enquiry, this thesis provides more questions than answers but central to the thesis is the proposition that Ernest Hayes was a pioneer of New Zealand industrial design. I hope that the subject matter may prove a useful prompt for other scholars of design history to take up the task of broadening the scope of this discipline to include content from other previously excluded domains such as agricultural tools and equipment.
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dc.publisherUniversity of Otago
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dc.subjectErnest Hayes
dc.subjectNew Zealand design history
dc.subjectindustrial design
dc.subjectHistory of technology
dc.subjectwire straining
dc.subjectagricultural history
dc.subjectnumber 8 wire
dc.subjectOral History
dc.subjectHannah Hayes
dc.subjectClive Hayes
dc.titleStraining History Ernest Hayes: Pioneer Industrial Designer
dc.typeThesis
dc.date.updated2012-10-08T23:25:53Z
dc.language.rfc3066en
thesis.degree.disciplineConsumer and Applied Sciences
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Applied Science
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Otago
thesis.degree.levelMasters
otago.openaccessOpen
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