A Māori whitebaiter holds a trap which looks to have been woven from flax, with a supplejack frame. This tapering net, with a wide mouth and narrow end, was the model that Europeans used. In the late 1800s many Māori adopted European scrim netting as an alternative to their labour-intensive traps.
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Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira
Photograph by Charles Spencer
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