Story: Te Māori i te ohanga – Māori in the economy

Taking a pig to market

A Māori trader makes his way to market with a sow he is planning to trade. The arrival of European settlements and towns in the mid-1800s provided an important market for Māori produce and goods.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
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Pencil and watercolour sketch by William Strutt

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Basil Keane, 'Te Māori i te ohanga – Māori in the economy - Māori enterprise, 1840 to 1860', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 June 2023)

Story by Basil Keane, published 11 Mar 2010