Story: Kurī – Polynesian dogs

Kurī

Kurī

This stuffed kurī is at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, in Wellington. The first Polynesians to settle in New Zealand brought the dogs with them on voyaging canoes.

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How to cite this page:

Basil Keane, 'Kurī – Polynesian dogs - What is the kurī?', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/16216/kuri (accessed 18 June 2019)

Story by Basil Keane, published 24 Nov 2008