Story: Mātaitai – shellfish gathering

Gathering pipi

Gathering pipi

These people are gathering shellfish at the outlet of the Manawatū river, near Foxton.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Adkin Collection
Reference: PA1-f-005-424
Photograph by George Leslie Adkin

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Mere Whaanga, 'Mātaitai – shellfish gathering - Archaeological evidence', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 May 2022)

Story by Mere Whaanga, published 12 Jun 2006