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Tainui marae, early 1940s

Tainui marae, early 1940s

This photograph by Graham Dawson shows Ngāti Kapu children at the settlement around the Tainui marae in Pukekaraka, Ōtaki, in late 1941 or early 1942. Dawson's photographs were part of a study carried out by Ernest and Pearl Beaglehole. The Beagleholes studied a range of features of the community, with an emphasis on educational needs. The work they produced from this research, Some modern Maoris, was controversial. There were objections both to the book's portrayal of Māori poverty and its exposure of Pākehā racist attitudes.

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J. C. Beaglehole Room, Victoria University of Wellington Library, Ernest and Pearl Beaglehole Papers
Reference: beaes06/C4

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Peter Clayworth, 'Social sciences - Early 20th century', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 January 2022)

Story by Peter Clayworth, published 22 Oct 2014, updated 1 Jun 2015