Story: Te ohanga onamata a rohe – economic regions

West Coast food

Kehu acted as a guide for Thomas Brunner and other Europeans on the West Coast of the South Island in the mid-1800s. Here he is snaring a weka using a tari (a slip noose on a rod) with a decoy behind it. He managed to provide food for Brunner’s party by catching birds – few other foods were readily found.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: B-113-008
Watercolour by William Fox

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Basil Keane, 'Te ohanga onamata a rohe – economic regions - Te Wāhi Pounamu – hunting and gathering', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 6 December 2023)

Story by Basil Keane, published 11 Mar 2010