Story: Kiore – Pacific rats

Storehouses

Storehouses

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

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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How to cite this page:

Bradford Haami, 'Kiore – Pacific rats - Hunting and eating kiore', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/16132/storehouses (accessed 21 October 2017)

Story by Bradford Haami, published 24 Nov 2008