Story: Māori–Pākehā relations

Māori women racing horses

Māori women racing horses

Before the dominance of rugby, horse racing was the sporting activity that drew Māori and Pākehā most closely together. These contestants are lined up for the start of the wahines' (women's) race at a meeting in Waikato in the 1890s.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Making New Zealand Centennial Collection (PAColl-3060)
Reference: PUBL-0170-001

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Mark Derby, 'Māori–Pākehā relations - Sport and race', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/28571/maori-women-racing-horses (accessed 8 July 2020)

Story by Mark Derby, published 5 May 2011