Story: Kūmara

Woman using a timo

Woman using a timo

This woman is using a timo or grubber in the 1900s. These tools would have been used in much the same way before European arrival.

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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/17368/woman-using-a-timo (accessed 21 November 2019)

Story by Peter Adds, published 24 Nov 2008