Story: Te Māori i te ohanga – Māori in the economy

Māori shearing

Māori shearing

A group of Māori workers on an East Coast farm pose for the camera in the early 1900s. They may well have been shearers. From the 1880s onwards Māori whānau and hapū increasingly became involved in shearing. Farm labouring, including shearing, became an important source of income for Māori communities.

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Basil Keane, 'Te Māori i te ohanga – Māori in the economy - Rural economy – 1870s onwards', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/25777/maori-shearing (accessed 24 November 2020)

Story by Basil Keane, published 11 Mar 2010