Story: Moriori

Carved planks

Carved planks

These planks are from the front of a Moriori house that is thought to have been standing at Ōwenga in the 1840s. They are the only surviving examples of Moriori construction.

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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Reference: I.006386

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How to cite this page:

Denise Davis and Māui Solomon, 'Moriori - Moriori life', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/1614/carved-planks (accessed 24 October 2017)

Story by Denise Davis and Māui Solomon, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2017