Story: Social sciences

Scenes at the census, 1901

This cartoon from the Auckland Weekly News of 12 April 1901 portrays public reactions to the census. The census, along with other forms of data collection by government agencies, provided important information for studying social trends.

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Auckland City Libraries - Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Reference: AWNS-19010412-12-3

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Peter Clayworth, 'Social sciences - Forerunners of the social sciences', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 January 2022)

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