A mixed population of Māori and Pākehā descent established itself on Stewart Island from the 1830s. These three men are engaged in a long-established island activity – muttonbirding. The bagged muttonbirds (also known as tītī or sooty shearwaters) are ready for shipment to the mainland.
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