Kōrero: Economic history

Fish hooks

Fish hooks

The variety in size and materials of these fish hooks illustrates the specialisation of work in Māori communities before the arrival of Europeans. Although there was little trade between hapū (sub-tribes), there was considerable division of labour within these groups, with people becoming expert at cultivating crops, hunting birds or fishing. The biggest division of labour was between men and women.

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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Reference: I.006400

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Brian Easton, 'Economic history - Phases of economic development', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/object/24310/fish-hooks (accessed 24 June 2024)

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