Story: Seafood

Drying fish

Drying fish

This watercolour, ‘Aorere, Golden Bay’, was painted in the early 1840s by an unknown artist (perhaps James Swinton Spooner). It shows Māori drying fish (including a stingray) on elevated racks.

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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:

Maggy Wassilieff, 'Seafood - Early Māori and settler diets', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/5095/drying-fish (accessed 8 December 2019)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 12 Jun 2006