Story: Chatham Islands

Moriori farm workers at Ōwenga

Moriori farm workers at Ōwenga

Ōwenga, in the southeast of Chatham Island, was a centre of the remnant Moriori population. These Moriori farm workers were photographed on a sheep run owned by Thomas Ritchie in 1873.

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Canterbury Museum, A. C. Barker Collection
Reference: 1957.13.47
Photograph by S. D. Barker

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How to cite this page:

Rhys Richards, 'Chatham Islands - Chatham Islands from the 1860s to the 1980s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/37796/moriori-farm-workers-at-owenga (accessed 8 December 2019)

Story by Rhys Richards, updated 4 May 2015