Kōrero: Economic history

Feast, Bay of Islands, 1849 (1 o 2)

Feast, Bay of Islands, 1849

Within Māori society the exchange of food often took place through reciprocal gifting. In this 1849 watercolour Cuthbert Clarke records a large wooden construction used to hold food on the occasion of a feast, probably when one hapū (sub-tribe) visited another. Later Māori extended the principle of exchanging goods through use of a barter system with Europeans.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: B-030-007
Watercolour by Cuthbert Charles Clarke

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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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Brian Easton, 'Economic history - Early Māori economies', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/24315/feast-bay-of-islands-1849 (accessed 27 January 2022)

He kōrero nā Brian Easton, i tāngia i te 11 Mar 2010