Story: Kai Pākehā – introduced foods

Matatā pā

Matatā pā

This is Matatā pā, 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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Auckland Art Gallery – Toi o Tāmaki
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 8 May 2021)

Story by Hazel Petrie, published 24 Nov 2008