Story: Ngā take Māori – government policy and Māori

Maori War Effort Organisation, 1943

Maori War Effort Organisation, 1943

Three generations of Māori are seen in this 1943 photo, growing vegetables for the armed forces at a market garden near Levin in Manawatū. They are working under the direction of the Maori War Effort Organisation, which was set up to organise recruitment and patriotic activities among Māori. The organisation worked alongside the Native Department and was absorbed into it after the war.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, John Dobrée Pascoe Collection (PAColl-0783)
Reference: 1/4-000258-F
Photograph by John Dobrée Pascoe

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Mark Derby, 'Ngā take Māori – government policy and Māori - Depression, war and urbanisation, 1930s to 1960s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 August 2022)

Story by Mark Derby, published 20 Jun 2012