Story: Taupori Māori – Māori population change

Work gang

Work gang

A group of Māori workers, possibly a shearing gang, pose on an East Coast farm in the early 20th century. From the 1880s agricultural work, including shearing, became an important source of income for Māori communities.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Frederick Ashby Hargreaves Collection (PAColl-3047)
Reference: 1/2-018017-F
Photograph by Frederick Ashby Hargreaves

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How to cite this page:

Ian Pool and Tahu Kukutai, 'Taupori Māori – Māori population change - Population recuperation, 1900–1945', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/31323/work-gang (accessed 27 February 2020)

Story by Ian Pool and Tahu Kukutai, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 27 Sep 2018