Story: Kites and manu tukutuku

Māori kites

Māori kites

These sketches of various Māori kites were made by Titiri and Tui, two young rangatira (chiefs) from the Bay of Islands, while they were in England in the 1800s.

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Auckland City Libraries - Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Reference: GNZ MMSS147

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How to cite this page:

Bob Maysmor, 'Kites and manu tukutuku - Types of Māori kite', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/5292/maori-kites (accessed 29 July 2021)

Story by Bob Maysmor, published 12 Jun 2006