Story: Kūmara

Kō (1st of 4)

Kō

The kō was a digging implement used to loosen soil, which sometimes had a teka (foot tread) attached. It is sometimes incorrectly called a spade.

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How to cite this page:

Peter Adds, 'Kūmara - Tools and storage pits', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/17364/ko (accessed 20 October 2019)

Story by Peter Adds, published 24 Nov 2008