Story: Whanganui tribes

Eel weirs (2nd of 2)

Eel weirs

Whanganui tribes had great fishing skills and constructed elaborate devices for trapping eels. They made large weirs, which had nets attached. This photograph was taken in the 1890s.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, William James Harding Collection (PAColl-3042)
Reference: G-483-1/1
Photograph by William James Harding

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How to cite this page:

David Young, 'Whanganui tribes - The 20th and 21st centuries', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/2191/eel-weirs (accessed 30 September 2020)

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