Kōrero: Ethnic inequalities

Rural Māori

Rural Māori

In the early 20th century most Māori lived in rural areas. This makes it difficult to compare their standard of living with Pākehā, who were either urban dwellers or commercial farmers. As in this photograph, probably taken on the East Coast of the North Island about 1900, most Māori belonged to interdependent family groups who worked together on subsistence holdings, and shared food and lodging. They largely existed outside the formal labour market.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

David Pearson, 'Ethnic inequalities - European majority, Māori minority: 1840–1945', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/29529/rural-maori (accessed 7 December 2021)

He kōrero nā David Pearson, i tāngia i te 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 21 May 2018