Story: Taupori Māori – Māori population change

Māori butchers

Māori butchers

Most urbanised Māori found unskilled and semi-skilled work in the burgeoning manufacturing and other city-based industries. Here the Bishop of Aotearoa, the Right Reverend Manu Bennett (second from left), stands with a group of Māori butchers in the Gear Meat Company freezing works, Petone, in 1970.  

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: EP/1970/4183/9

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Ian Pool and Tahu Kukutai, 'Taupori Māori – Māori population change - Post-war changes, 1945–1970', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/31328/maori-butchers (accessed 4 August 2020)

Story by Ian Pool and Tahu Kukutai, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 27 Sep 2018