Story: Te hauora Māori i mua – history of Māori health

Māori settlement, Ātene, Whanganui River

Māori settlement, Ātene, Whanganui River

This photograph of Ātene from the late 1800s shows the basic housing typical in many rural Māori communities at that time. From the beginning of the 20th century a concerted effort was made by Māori and the government to improve housing conditions. However the level of effort and resourcing varied significantly over the century.

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Raeburn Lange, 'Te hauora Māori i mua – history of Māori health - Slow progress, 1920 to 1945', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/27250/maori-settlement-atene-whanganui-river (accessed 15 November 2019)

Story by Raeburn Lange, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 4 Apr 2018