Story: Whanganui tribes

Whanganui Māori fishing nets (1st of 2)

Whanganui Māori fishing nets

The arrival of tourism was a threat to traditional uses of the river, especially harvesting eels. These nets and eel pot (foreground) were photographed on an expedition up the river in 1921.

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David Young, 'Whanganui tribes - The 20th and 21st centuries', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/2190/whanganui-maori-fishing-nets (accessed 30 September 2020)

Story by David Young, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 22 Mar 2017