Story: Te mahi kai – food production economics

Pacific voyaging

Pacific voyaging

This painting by John Bevan Ford, ‘Peoples of the Pacific’, is part of his ‘Ngā tohunga waka’ (expert navigators) series. It depicts various types of waka (canoes) used in Pacific voyaging, and stars used for navigation. By circumstance the peoples of the Pacific were seafarers.

Image courtesy of John Bevan Ford

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Artwork by John Bevan Ford

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Manuka Henare, 'Te mahi kai – food production economics - Initial settlement', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/20248/pacific-voyaging (accessed 16 October 2019)

Story by Manuka Henare, published 24 Nov 2008