Kōrero: Economic history

Canoes with produce

Canoes with produce

In the 1850s trading had become so important to many Māori in the Auckland area that they used boats and canoes to bring their foods, pigs and flax to sell in waterfront markets. In William Strutt’s painting we see canoes arriving at Onehunga, Auckland, in the mid-1850s.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: G-637
Oil on canvas by William Strutt

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/24317/canoes-with-produce (accessed 7 December 2023)

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