One of the key elements of the government's provision of education to Māori children in the 19th century was that instruction was in English. This played a significant role in undermining the Māori language. Here children from Karioi Native School in the central North Island show pictures they have drawn on their slates.
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Auckland City Libraries - Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero, Sir George Grey Special Collections
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