Story: Māori education – mātauranga

Girls at a native school

Schoolgirls are shown learning how to cook and sew at a native school in the 1940s. As the narrator notes, 'Theirs is not a specialist training, but a training for living.' The New Zealand education system typically did not promote academic education for Māori.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: Weekly Review 324. National Film Unit, 1947

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Ross Calman, 'Māori education – mātauranga - Māori education policy', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/34897/girls-at-a-native-school (accessed 16 October 2019)

Story by Ross Calman, published 20 Jun 2012