Story: Kurī – Polynesian dogs

Rock drawings

Rock drawings

These rock drawings are at Ford’s hanging rock, Ōpihi River, in the South Island. The pictures at the bottom have been interpreted as kurī.

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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Reference: B.10777
Photograph by Theo Schoon

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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/16219/rock-drawings (accessed 22 October 2019)

Story by Basil Keane, published 24 Nov 2008