Story: Kiore – Pacific rats



These pātaka (storehouses) were raised off the ground to prevent kiore getting into the food. Parts of the pātaka were carved, but the posts generally had no decoration – so as not to provide footholds for climbing rats.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: PUBL-0014-30
Lithograph by George French Angas

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Bradford Haami, 'Kiore – Pacific rats - Hunting and eating kiore', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 March 2018)

Story by Bradford Haami, published 24 Nov 2008