Story: Te hī ika – Māori fishing

Māui hauls up the North Island

Māui hauls up the North Island

In this artwork by Wilhelm Dittmer, Māui hauls his great fish, Te Ika-a-Māui (the North Island), from the ocean.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: PUBL-0088-049
Drawing by Wilhelm Dittmer

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:

Paul Meredith, 'Te hī ika – Māori fishing - Traditional practices', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 January 2022)

Story by Paul Meredith, published 12 Jun 2006