Kōrero: Fishing industry

Fishing scenes at Onehunga

Fishing scenes at Onehunga

These 1864 sketches by Edward Williams show Māori fishing at Onehunga, Auckland. In one scene Māori men are pictured unloading a canoe and carrying fish, which appear to be snapper, on a pole. Māori were quick to realise that they could trade fish for European goods, and were soon supplying many outposts with the catch of the day, as well as feeding themselves.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: B-045-001
Watercolour by Edward Arthur Williams

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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Carl Walrond, 'Fishing industry - A cottage industry', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/6266/fishing-scenes-at-onehunga (accessed 20 September 2019)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 12 Jun 2006