Story: Ngā tamariki – Māori childhoods

Playing in the street

Playing in the street

The street was a popular playground for Māori children in Ponsonby, Auckland, in 1971, as this photo shows. This inner-city suburb was then the destination for many Māori relocating from rural communities. The shift required many sudden changes in lifestyle by both Māori children and their parents.

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Auckland Art Gallery – Toi o Tāmaki
Photograph by Marti Friedlander

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How to cite this page:

Rawinia Higgins me Paul Meredith, 'Ngā tamariki – Māori childhoods - Māori childhood changes', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/30555/playing-in-the-street (accessed 21 March 2019)

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