Kōrero: Class

Canterbury dairy farm, around 1899

Canterbury dairy farm, around 1899

In 19th- and early 20th-century New Zealand there were many small farmers who owned their own piece of land and provided their own labour. The existence of such people confounded the Marxist distinction between landowners and capitalists, who were owners of the means of production such as land, cows and sheds, and workers who had only their labour to sell.

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Auckland City Libraries – Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Reference: Imperial Album of New Zealand, i.85

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Jock Phillips, 'Class - Understanding class', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/29710/canterbury-dairy-farm-around-1899 (accessed 11 December 2019)

He kōrero nā Jock Phillips, i tāngia i te 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 22 May 2018