Story: Te rāngai mahi – Māori in the workforce

Māori men and women in the industrial workforce, 1926–1945

Māori men and women in the industrial workforce, 1926–1945

This graph shows the significant increase in Māori in the industrial workforce. There were fewer than 50 Māori women working in industry in 1926, but this increased more than tenfold to over 500 by 1945.  Male Māori employed in the area more than doubled over the period.

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How to cite this page:

Basil Keane, 'Te rāngai mahi – Māori in the workforce - Urbanisation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/graph/25523/maori-men-and-women-in-the-industrial-workforce-1926-1945 (accessed 18 October 2019)

Story by Basil Keane, published 11 Mar 2010