Story: Te mahi kai – food production economics

Settlement with kurī

Settlement with kurī

George French Angas’s picture of a Māori settlement on the Waikato River bank shows a kurī (Polynesian dog) and pup. The kurī was brought to New Zealand by the first Polynesian settlers, and became a valued source of meat and pelts.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: PUBL-0029-033
Tinted lithograph by George French Angas

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Manuka Henare, 'Te mahi kai – food production economics - Types of food production', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/20259/settlement-with-kuri (accessed 12 July 2020)

Story by Manuka Henare, published 24 Nov 2008