Story: Te Māori i te ohanga – Māori in the economy

Wattie's smoko room

Wattie's smoko room

Workers gather in the Wattie's smoko room, the King Street Cafe, in 1970. In the process of urbanisation, manufacturers employed Māori in signficant numbers. 

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Basil Keane, 'Te Māori i te ohanga – Māori in the economy - Urbanisation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/25783/watties-smoko-room (accessed 21 February 2020)

Story by Basil Keane, published 11 Mar 2010