Kōrero: Oceanic fish

Fish on a plate

Fish on a plate

These plates, produced in the 1960s by Auckland’s prolific Crown Lynn pottery, feature a marlin-like specimen with exaggerated dorsal and pectoral fins, a curved bill, and teeth. This crockery illustrates how bill fish such as marlin and swordfish have entered popular culture and appeal to people's imagination but you won’t see a fish like this in the ocean.

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Private collection

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Carl Walrond, 'Oceanic fish - Billfish – marlin and swordfish', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/object/8761/fish-on-a-plate (accessed 24 September 2020)

He kōrero nā Carl Walrond, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006