Kōrero: Southland region

Moa-bone necklace

Moa-bone necklace

This necklace is fashioned from moa bones, which have been made to resemble whales’ teeth. It dates from the early settlement of the region by Murihiku Māori, when moa were prolific.

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Southland Museum and Art Gallery

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

David Grant, 'Southland region - Early settlement', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/object/20099/moa-bone-necklace (accessed 17 May 2022)

He kōrero nā David Grant, updated 1 May 2015