Story: Kōhatu – Māori use of stone

Stone drills

Stone drills

Tūwiri (drills) had two cords. The tip was a hard, sharp stone. Sand and water were used as an abrasive during drilling.

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How to cite this page:

Phil Moore and Bruce McFadgen, 'Kōhatu – Māori use of stone - Stone tools', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/object/8881/stone-drills (accessed 26 June 2019)

Story by Phil Moore and Bruce McFadgen, published 12 Jun 2006