Story: Traditional Māori games – ngā tākaro

Whai (string games) (1st of 1)

Whai (string games)

School children demonstrate a range of whai (string games). The photo was taken around 1939.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Making New Zealand Centennial Collection (PAColl-3060)
Reference: MNZ-2424-1/2-F
Photograph by H. R. Vine

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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How to cite this page:

Ross Calman, 'Traditional Māori games – ngā tākaro - Stick games, string games, poi and haka', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 May 2024)

Story by Ross Calman, published 5 Sep 2013