Story: Te mana o te wāhine – Māori women

Working in a box factory

Working in a box factory

Māori women work in the Waipa State Forest box factory in Rotorua in the 1940s, during the Second World War. Māori women's involvement in factory work during the war was one of the factors that led to increasing urbanisation of Māori.

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How to cite this page:

Rawinia Higgins rāua ko Paul Meredith, 'Te mana o te wāhine – Māori women - Leadership and activism, 1950s to 1980s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/31576/working-in-a-box-factory (accessed 26 May 2019)

Story by Rawinia Higgins rāua ko Paul Meredith, published 5 May 2011, updated 1 Jun 2017