Kōrero: Large forest birds

Weka harvest

Weka harvest

Since buff weka were introduced to the Chatham Islands in 1905, they have become valued by the community as a hunting and food resource. Weka are protected on mainland New Zealand, but on the Chatham Islands an annual harvest is permitted. Photographer Robin Morrison captured this image of Gary Solomon preparing weka for the pot.

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Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira
Reference: RMX552
Photograph by Robin Morrison

Permission of the Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

Courtesy of the Estate of Robin Morrison

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Gerard Hutching, 'Large forest birds - Weka', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/10558/weka-harvest (accessed 4 December 2023)

He kōrero nā Gerard Hutching, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015, updated 1 Aug 2023