Story: Canoe traditions

Eeling at Lake Forsyth

Eeling at Lake Forsyth

Rākaihautū and Rakihouia eventually settled on Horomaka (Banks Peninsula) and their descendants, the Waitaha people, made the surrounding land their home. This man, photographed in 1948, is hanging eels out to dry at Lake Forsyth, just south of Banks Peninsula.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Tourist and Publicity Department Collection
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Photograph by K. V. Bigwood

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Rāwiri Taonui, 'Canoe traditions - Canoes of the South Island', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 May 2022)

Story by Rāwiri Taonui, published 8 Feb 2005