Kōrero: Building trades

Union certificate

This 20th-century union certificate suggests that work was seen as something honourable in itself – not just to be done to earn a living. Craftsmen took great pride in their work and their trade, and many belonged to unions which represented their interests.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: C-123-033

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Carl Walrond, 'Building trades - Trades culture', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/zoomify/24707/union-certificate (accessed 8 December 2021)

He kōrero nā Carl Walrond, i tāngia i te 11 Mar 2010