Kōrero: Rural workers

The swagman

The swagman

Swaggers were a common sight on the roads in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Read a 1908 newspaper article written by a swagger about his lifestyle (PDF, 34 KB).

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: A-182-127
Ink, crayon and watercolour sketch by William Mathew Hodgkins

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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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Carl Walrond, 'Rural workers - On the road', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/document/17217/the-swagman (accessed 24 September 2020)

He kōrero nā Carl Walrond, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008