Story: Ngā tāone nui – Māori and the city

Māori canoes in Auckland Harbour, 1853

Māori ferry goods to market by canoe. Māori often supplied goods and produce to the earliest towns and cities.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
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Lithograph by Patrick Joseph Hogan

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Aroha Harris, 'Ngā tāone nui – Māori and the city - Cities and Māori land', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 6 December 2023)

Story by Aroha Harris, published 11 Mar 2010