Story: Auckland region

Māori traders, 1850s Auckland

Māori traders, 1850s Auckland

This painting by an unknown artist shows Māori traders taking pigs to the Auckland market in the 1850s. Until the 1860s, Māori controlled a high proportion of Auckland trade, and had their own trading fleet. Certainly, without their involvement the emerging town would have struggled to feed itself.

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How to cite this page:

Margaret McClure, 'Auckland region - The founding of Auckland: 1840–1869', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/15893/maori-traders-1850s-auckland (accessed 17 September 2019)

Story by Margaret McClure, updated 5 Aug 2016