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Māori market (1st of 2)

Māori market

Māori canoes bring produce to Onehunga, Auckland in this William Strutt painting from the mid-1850s. Strutt’s journal records that a fleet of canoes arrived with produce, including pumpkin and pigs, for sale in Auckland.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: G-637
Oil on canvas by William Strutt

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Perrin Rowland, 'Markets - Early public markets', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/23018/maori-market (accessed 11 August 2020)

Story by Perrin Rowland, published 11 Mar 2010