Story: Mātaitai – shellfish gathering

Produce at a hui

Produce at a hui

Traditionally seafood, along with other provisions, was offered at large hui (gatherings). This group was photographed at Whanganui in the 1800s, standing round piles of produce and a rack of cloaks.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
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Photograph by William James Harding

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Mere Whaanga, 'Mātaitai – shellfish gathering - Traditional patterns of harvest', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 August 2022)

Story by Mere Whaanga, published 12 Jun 2006