Story: Te rāngai mahi – Māori in the workforce

Shearing (1st of 2)


Three Māori shearers work in a shearing shed in 1954. Māori became involved in shearing in the later 19th century, and often worked together in whānau or hapū groups.

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Basil Keane, 'Te rāngai mahi – Māori in the workforce - The rural workforce', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 13 June 2024)

Story by Basil Keane, published 11 Mar 2010