Kōrero: Beach culture

Collecting cockles

Collecting cockles

Children dig for cockles at Paihia in the Bay of Islands in 1969. Māori continued to collect seafood along the beach through the 20th century.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: AAQT 6539/A89,083

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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Jock Phillips, 'Beach culture - The beach and food', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/9105/collecting-cockles (accessed 12 November 2019)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 12 Jun 2006