Kōrero: Humour

Hard cases, about 1906

Hard cases, about 1906

New Zealanders have always liked a bit of a laugh. These jokers are taking a break from work at the Prouse and Saunders flax mill at Whanganui Inlet, north-west Nelson, and posing for a comical group portrait. Isolated work gangs such as this one provided much of the basis for New Zealand's brand of humour.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Nelson Provincial Museum, Tyree Studio Collection
Reference: 177643

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Caroline Harker, 'Humour - The origins of Kiwi humour', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/37517/hard-cases-about-1906 (accessed 21 October 2020)

He kōrero nā Caroline Harker, i tāngia i te 5 Sep 2013