Story: Te hī ika – Māori fishing

Fishing camp

Fishing camp

This 1850 watercolour by Charles Heaphy depicts a fishing camp, with large tents and a drying rack for the fish. Dominating the background is the cone of Auckland’s dormant volcanic island, Rangitoto.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: C-025-002
Watercolour by Charles Heaphy

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 - Communal sharing and gifting', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 1 December 2023)

Story by Paul Meredith, published 12 Jun 2006