Story: Māori

Pigeon trough

Pigeon trough

As Māori moved inland and adapted to the forests, they developed new hunting techniques. This picture shows a waka kererū, which is a device for capturing pigeons (kererū). The snares would catch the bird as it lowered its head to drink from the trough.

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Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, 'Māori - Pre-European society', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 2 December 2023)

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