Story: Te hī ika – Māori fishing

Fishing party

Fishing party

Photographed in 1907, these people are cleaning fish during a fishing expedition at Pārengarenga in Northland. As the large number of children indicates, this type of fishing involved the entire whānau (family).

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Reference: PhotoCD 8, IMG0053

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Paul Meredith, 'Te hī ika – Māori fishing - Communal sharing and gifting', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 1 December 2023)

Story by Paul Meredith, published 12 Jun 2006