Story: Tūranga i te hapori – status in Māori society

Labourers: Native tree logging (2nd of 4)

Labourers: Native tree logging

This Māori worker stands on a large log which is being dragged along by a bullock team. Māori went from working in native logging in the 19th century, to exotic forestry in the 20th century.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Northwood Collection (PA-Group-00027)
Reference: 1/1-007849-G
Photograph by Northwood Brothers

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How to cite this page:

Basil Keane, 'Tūranga i te hapori – status in Māori society - Changes in leadership, 19th century', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/31166/labourers-native-tree-logging (accessed 20 October 2021)

Story by Basil Keane, published 5 May 2011