Story: Traditional Māori games – ngā tākaro

Moari (swing)

Moari (swings) were often set up on the edges of rivers or lakes to allow people to swing out and drop into the water. This is an 1844 lithograph of a drawing by George French Angas. Angas's drawing was copied from a work by another artist, Joseph Jenner Merrett.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: PUBL-0014-53
Hand-coloured 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:

Ross Calman, 'Traditional Māori games – ngā tākaro - Games of physical movement', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/zoomify/39344/moari-swing (accessed 25 September 2020)

Story by Ross Calman, published 5 Sep 2013