A group of men, wearing feather cloaks and with full facial moko, prepare a meal on a campfire. The scene includes several pigs, indicating the importance of these animals to the 19th-century Māori diet. At lower left is a basket of hue, or gourds. These vegetables were grown to be dried and used as waterproof containers.
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Alexander Turnbull Library
Watercolour by John Gilfillan
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