Story: Kurī – Polynesian dogs

Kurī in village

This kurī appears in a painting of a kāinga (village), at Maurea on the banks of the Waikato River. It was painted by George French Angas in 1847.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: PUBL-0029-033
Tinted lithograph by George French Angas

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:

Basil Keane, 'Kurī – Polynesian dogs - What is the kurī?', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 June 2024)

Story by Basil Keane, published 24 Nov 2008