Story: Rural language

Settler whare

Settler whare

Whare, the Māori word for house, was adopted by European settlers and used to describe a wide range of rough shelters. This settler family stands outside their whare in a bush clearing in Manawatū, in the late 19th century.

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Dianne Bardsley, 'Rural language - Māori influences', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 June 2022)

Story by Dianne Bardsley, published 24 Nov 2008