Story: Pets

Kupe’s dog

Kupe’s dog

Māori sometimes kept animals as pets. The explorer Kupe and his pet kurī (Polynesian dog) are depicted in a carving on the roof of the wharenui (meeting house) at Victoria University’s Te Herenga Waka Marae.

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Te Tumu Herenga Waka Marae, Victoria University of Wellington

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How to cite this page:

Nancy Swarbrick, 'Pets - History of pets in New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/19736/kupes-dog (accessed 20 January 2020)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 24 Nov 2008