Story: Leisure in traditional Māori society – ngā mahi a te rēhia

Haka and moari (swing)

In the top image, people swing around on a giant moari. Below, men perform a haka while holding paddles from their waka. Both were popular leisure activities in the 19th century.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: PUBL-0014-53
Hand-coloured lithograph by George French Angas

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How to cite this page:

Ross Calman, 'Leisure in traditional Māori society – ngā mahi a te rēhia - Te whare tapere', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/zoomify/40193/haka-and-moari-swing (accessed 18 November 2019)

Story by Ross Calman, published 5 Sep 2013