Story: Te hī ika – Māori fishing

Fishing scenes

Fishing scenes

These sketches from 1864 show fisherman involved in various activities at Onehunga, including two carrying a pole of fish.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: B-045-001
Watercolour by Edward Arthur Williams

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Paul Meredith, 'Te hī ika – Māori fishing - European contact and impact', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 30 May 2023)

Story by Paul Meredith, published 12 Jun 2006