Story: Investment

Eel weir, Whanganui River

Eel weir, Whanganui River

A distinctive form of investment by Māori were the weirs constructed in rivers to channel eels into traps. This one was photographed in the later 19th century, at Pungarehu on the southern part of the Whanganui River.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, William James Harding Collection (PAColl-3042)
Reference: 1/1-000483; G
Photograph by William James Harding

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How to cite this page:

Brent Layton, 'Investment - Māori and colonial investment', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/24108/eel-weir-whanganui-river (accessed 11 August 2020)

Story by Brent Layton, published 11 Mar 2010