Story: East Coast region

Shearing gang

Shearing gang

While East Coast Māori derived some income from rentals on land leased to Pākehā, many worked for wages in occupations such as shearing, timber felling and grass sowing. Both Māori men and women are pictured in this shot of a shearing gang at work on Rangatira station, near Te Karaka, in 1893.

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Tairawhiti Museum, Te Whare Taonga O Te Tairawhiti, William F. Crawford Collection
Reference: 501-13

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Monty Soutar, 'East Coast region - Māori and Pākehā, 1870 to 1940', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/33396/shearing-gang (accessed 5 August 2020)

Story by Monty Soutar, updated 1 Mar 2015