Story: Death rates and life expectancy

Māori dwelling, 1900s

Māori dwelling, 1900s

A Māori family stand in front of their rickety slab whare in the King Country around 1900. Substandard housing contributed to illness and premature death for many Māori from the 19th century on.

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Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira
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Photograph by W. Beattie

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How to cite this page:

Ian Pool, 'Death rates and life expectancy - Effects of colonisation on Māori', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/26593/maori-dwelling-1900s (accessed 25 May 2019)

Story by Ian Pool, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 14 Mar 2019