Kōrero: Stewart Island/Rakiura

Bags of muttonbirds, around 1910

Bags of muttonbirds, around 1910

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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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Carl Walrond, 'Stewart Island/Rakiura - History to 1850', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/37629/bags-of-muttonbirds-around-1910 (accessed 24 October 2019)

Story by Carl Walrond, updated 13 May 2015