Story: Te mana o te wāhine – Māori women

Hukarere sewing and cooking classes

Hukarere sewing and cooking classes

Students of Hukarere Māori Girls’ College in Hawke's Bay learn dressmaking (top) and cooking (bottom) in 1913. Māori girls’ schools have sometimes been criticised for their focus on teaching Māori girls domestic skills rather than giving them an academic education. However, many of the Māori women leaders of the 20th and 21st centuries attended these schools.

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How to cite this page:

Rawinia Higgins rāua ko Paul Meredith, 'Te mana o te wāhine – Māori women - Education and sport', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/31586/hukarere-sewing-and-cooking-classes (accessed 25 October 2021)

Story by Rawinia Higgins rāua ko Paul Meredith, published 5 May 2011, updated 1 Jun 2017