Kōrero: Eating

Food for the unemployed, 1930s

The economic depression of the late 1920s and early 1930s was a period of great hardship for many New Zealanders. Going hungry was a common experience at a time when there was no national system of social welfare. This impressive display of food was collected by employees of the Shell Oil Company (who called themselves 'Shellites') for distribution to unemployed people.

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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Reference: O.020623
Photograph by Frank Giles Barker

Permission of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Kerryn Pollock, 'Eating - Getting enough to eat', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/zoomify/38614/food-for-the-unemployed-1930s (accessed 5 August 2021)

He kōrero nā Kerryn Pollock, i tāngia i te 5 Sep 2013