Kōrero: Land ownership

Māori fishing pā

Māori fishing pā

This watercolour by Joseph Osbertus Hamley from about 1864, shows a fishing near Hāwera, south Taranaki. The pā would have been used for fishing by a group of local Māori at certain times of the year, but a different group (whānau or hapū) may well have had the rights to use the land nearby.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: E-047-q-043
Watercolour by Joseph Osbertus Hamley

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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Jim McAloon, 'Land ownership - Māori and land ownership', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/17883/maori-fishing-pa (accessed 14 November 2019)

Story by Jim McAloon, published 24 Nov 2008