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

Te Aute old boys

Te Aute old boys

These Te Aute college old boys are Māui Pōmare (back, left), H. Hawkins, Te Rangi Hīroa (Peter Buck), Hāmiora Hei, Āpirana Ngata and Rēweti Kōhere. Described as 'Thornton boys' after the headmaster of Te Aute during their time there, they represent the earliest wave of tertiary-qualified Māori professionals.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, T. K. Fitzgerald Collection
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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/25784/te-aute-old-boys (accessed 26 February 2020)

Story by Basil Keane, published 11 Mar 2010