Story: Death rates and life expectancy

Māori dwelling, 1900s

Māori dwelling, 1900s

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

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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 18 June 2021)

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