Story: Ngā tamariki

Native school, Whangapē

Native school, Whangapē

Native schools like the one shown here at Whangapē, in the far north, had a major impact on Māori childhood around the beginning of the 20th century. These 1906 photos show (top) daily drill (physical exercises) at Whangapē School, where 82 of the 93 pupils were Māori. Most had to cross a river or harbour to reach the school and the lower photo shows the school ferry.

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Reference: Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives, 1906, E-2.

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Rawinia Higgins me Paul Meredith, 'Ngā tamariki - European influence on Māori childhoods', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/30550/native-school-whangape (accessed 29 October 2021)

Story by Rawinia Higgins me Paul Meredith, published 5 May 2011