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Wainui Inlet

Wainui Inlet

This watercolour, ‘Aorere, Golden Bay’, was painted around 1843 by an unknown artist (possibly James Swinton Spooner). It shows Māori drying fish (including stingrays and barracouta) on elevated racks. The locality is Wainui Inlet in eastern Golden Bay, and the small islands are the Tata Islands.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: C-030-019
Watercolour by unidentified artist

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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How to cite this page:

Carl Walrond, 'Nelson region - Māori history', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/28817/wainui-inlet (accessed 26 June 2019)

Story by Carl Walrond, updated 3 Aug 2015