Kōrero: Seaweed

Preparing pōhā for transportation (3 o 3)

Preparing pōhā for transportation

Each bull kelp pōhā was packed tight with the preserved bodies of muttonbirds and placed into a flax basket. In this photograph, taken on Solomon Island (near the southern tip of Stewart Island) around 1920, Mrs S. Burke places fresh strips of tōtara bark around the bags to protect them when they are transported off the island.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: PAColl-6001-58

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Seaweed - Traditional use of seaweeds', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/4602/preparing-poha-for-transportation (accessed 11 August 2022)

He kōrero nā Maggy Wassilieff, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006