Story: City children and youth

Serving burgers

Serving burgers

In 1986, 17-year old Marama Mateparae worked two four-hour shifts a week at the fast-food restaurant McDonald’s. She used her wages to buy clothes and pay for entertainment and holidays. Marama liked the work and the variety of people: ‘It’s never boring,’ she said.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1986/5496/14
Photograph by Phil Reid

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Ben Schrader, 'City children and youth - Working children', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 3 July 2022)

Story by Ben Schrader, published 11 Mar 2010