Story: Logging native forests

Meal time (3rd of 3)

Meal time

A Māori cook blows on a bullock horn to call the bushmen to a meal. Bullock horns were also used to raise the alarm if there was an accident in the bush. The structure to the left of the main hut is a huge chimney containing the cooking fire and equipment. The rough slab hut has a thatched roof, probably made of raupō or nīkau leaves.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Northwood Collection (PA-Group-00027)
Reference: 1/1-006221; G
Photograph by Arthur James Northwood

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How to cite this page:

Nancy Swarbrick, 'Logging native forests - Logging and sawmilling, 1840–1920', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/12751/meal-time (accessed 7 December 2019)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 24 Sep 2007