Story: Te Māori i te ohanga – Māori in the economy

Kurī

Kurī

This stuffed kurī is an example of the dogs brought to New Zealand by the first Polynesian settlers around the 13th century. As well as being a companion, the dog was used for hunting and food, and its skin was used to make cloaks.

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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Reference: MA_I006390

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How to cite this page:

Basil Keane, 'Te Māori i te ohanga – Māori in the economy - The Māori economy', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/object/25760/kuri (accessed 27 September 2017)

Story by Basil Keane, published 11 Mar 2010