Story: Tūranganui-a-Kiwa tribes

Sheep farm workers

Sheep farm workers

Sheep farming was a major economic activity on the East Coast from the mid-19th century onwards. Māori people were closely involved, both as farmers and as agricultural workers. This photograph shows Māori workers on an East Coast sheep farm, some time between 1906 and 1910.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Frederick Ashby Hargreaves Collection (PAColl-3047)
Reference: 1/2-018017-F
Photograph by Frederick Ashby Hargreaves

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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How to cite this page:

Nick Tūpara, 'Tūranganui-a-Kiwa tribes - Reconstruction and development', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/4214/sheep-farm-workers (accessed 13 June 2021)

Story by Nick Tūpara, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 22 Mar 2017