Story: Te hī ika – Māori fishing

Demarcating fishing rights

Demarcating fishing rights

Two rows of poles marking fishing territory are visible in this 1877 illustration of Lake Horowhenua by Charles Barraud. Often the fishing rights in lakes, estuaries and other shallow waters were marked by rows of stakes driven into the water.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: PUBL-0016-02-04
Lithograph by Charles Decimus Barraud

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Paul Meredith, 'Te hī ika – Māori fishing - Tools, grounds and methods', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 July 2024)

Story by Paul Meredith, published 12 Jun 2006