Story: Te ohanga onamata a rohe – economic regions

Pounamu trails (1st of 2)

Pounamu trails

This map shows the main trails used by South Island Māori to move pounamu (greenstone) from the West Coast over to the east for processing and trading.

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Source: Barry Brailsford, Greenstone trails: the Maori and pounamu. 2nd ed. Hamilton: Stoneprint, 1996, end papers

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Basil Keane, 'Te ohanga onamata a rohe – economic regions - Te Wāhi Pounamu – hunting and gathering', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 6 December 2023)

Story by Basil Keane, published 11 Mar 2010