Story: Workforce composition

Celebrating engineering

Celebrating engineering

A range of manufacturing skills and trades are shown in this 1948 mural, ‘Engineers’. It is one of five painted by New Zealand artist Dennis Knight Turner for trade unions. Since then New Zealand’s manufacturing industry has shrunk considerably.

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Oil painting by Dennis Knight Turner

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Paul Callister and Robert Didham, 'Workforce composition - Workforce by sector', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 30 June 2022)

Story by Paul Callister and Robert Didham, published 11 Mar 2010