Story: Tūranga i te hapori – status in Māori society

Māori professionals: Māui Pōmare (2nd of 4)

Māori professionals: Māui Pōmare

Dressed in formal attire, Māui Pōmare poses for the camera in 1923. Pōmare was a doctor and a member of the executive council in Prime Minister William Massey’s government. Many Māori were denied access to the education which could lead to professional careers.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, S. P. Andrew Collection (PAColl-3739)
Reference: 1/1-014581-G
Photograph by Stanley Polkinghorne Andrew

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How to cite this page:

Basil Keane, 'Tūranga i te hapori – status in Māori society - Changes in leadership, 20th century', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 January 2022)

Story by Basil Keane, published 5 May 2011