Story: Te Māori i te ohanga – Māori in the economy

Maori canoes, Auckland wharf

Maori canoes, Auckland wharf

Māori traders can be seen on the right of Queen Street wharf and in the canoe to the left. Māori arrived in Auckland by canoe with goods for trade. Later, they used and owned coastal vessels to transport their goods to the Auckland market.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: B-078-012
Watercolour by W. S. Hatton

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Basil Keane, 'Te Māori i te ohanga – Māori in the economy - Māori enterprise, 1840 to 1860', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 4 June 2023)

Story by Basil Keane, published 11 Mar 2010