Kōrero: Class

Canterbury dairy farm, around 1899

Canterbury dairy farm, around 1899

In 19th- and early 20th-century New Zealand there were many small farmers who owned their own piece of land and provided their own labour. The existence of such people confounded the Marxist distinction between landowners and capitalists, who were owners of the means of production such as land, cows and sheds, and workers who had only their labour to sell.

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Auckland City Libraries – Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Reference: Imperial Album of New Zealand, i.85

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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Jock Phillips, 'Class - Understanding class', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/29710/canterbury-dairy-farm-around-1899 (accessed 24 September 2019)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 22 May 2018