Story: Kai Pākehā – introduced foods

Matatā pā

Matatā pā

This is Matatā , around 1865, with both taiaha and muskets visible in the foreground. Muskets quickly became sought after in New Zealand, but were very expensive.

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Watercolour by C. Kemp

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Hazel Petrie, 'Kai Pākehā – introduced foods - Pigs and potatoes', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 13 August 2022)

Story by Hazel Petrie, published 24 Nov 2008