Story: Te rāngai mahi – Māori in the workforce

Te Aute College old boys

Te Aute College old boys

These are some of the more well-known former students from Te Aute College, known as 'old Thornton boys' after the headmaster John Thornton. Seated in the front centre is the best-known of an illustrious group, Āpirana Ngata.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, T. K. Fitzgerald Collection
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Basil Keane, 'Te rāngai mahi – Māori in the workforce - Urbanisation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 9 August 2022)

Story by Basil Keane, published 11 Mar 2010