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Māori group, 1910 (1st of 2)

Māori group, 1910

Despite having adapted to opportunities presented by the European economy, Māori in 1910 had incomes lower than non-Māori. They had lost some of their culture, as indicated by their European dress. But as the girl holding the poi suggests, they still retained some traditional practices and identity.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Price Collection
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Brian Easton, 'Economic history - Economy in the early 2000s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 6 December 2022)

Story by Brian Easton, published 11 Mar 2010