Story: Te Māori i te ohanga – Māori in the economy

Pōhā containers

Pōhā containers

These men prepare pōhā (bull kelp containers) in 1910.  Pōhā were used to store food including tītī (muttonbirds) in their own fat.

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Hocken Library, University of Otago
Reference: S07-053c - E2918/10

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Basil Keane, 'Te Māori i te ohanga – Māori in the economy - The Māori economy', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/25761/poha-containers (accessed 15 December 2017)

Story by Basil Keane, published 11 Mar 2010