Story: Waka – canoes

Launching a canoe

Launching a canoe

In this painting of a bay in Canterbury, a small canoe is being readied for a fishing expedition. A recent catch hangs on a drying rack beside the other canoe.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: A-269-012
Watercolour by Frederick Aloysius Weld

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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Hoturoa Barclay-Kerr, 'Waka – canoes - Waka tētē', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 July 2024)

Story by Hoturoa Barclay-Kerr, published 12 Jun 2006