Story: Te rāngai mahi – Māori in the workforce

Catching eels (1st of 2)

Catching eels

Three men pull in a hīnaki (eel pot) from a tuna (eel weir) known as a pā auroa, which was used in the Whanganui region.













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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: A-076-021
Watercolour by Thomas William Downes

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Basil Keane, 'Te rāngai mahi – Māori in the workforce - Traditional Māori workforce', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 June 2024)

Story by Basil Keane, published 11 Mar 2010