Story: Ngā tāone nui – Māori and the city

Skip-bin hāngī

Skip-bin hāngī

These workers on a construction site prepare an ingenious skip-bin hāngī (earth oven). It demonstrates that not only did Māori adapt to the city, but adapted the city for themselves.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1974/7746/8

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How to cite this page:

Aroha Harris, 'Ngā tāone nui – Māori and the city - Māori adapt to city life', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/24968/skip-bin-hangi (accessed 22 September 2020)

Story by Aroha Harris, published 11 Mar 2010