Story: Te mahi kai – food production economics

Collecting seafood at Porirua Harbour

Collecting seafood at Porirua Harbour

This watercolour by Samuel Brees from the early 1840s shows a waka (canoe) on Porirua Harbour, with somebody collecting shellfish on the rocky shore.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: B-031-028
Watercolour by Samuel Charles Brees

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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Manuka Henare, 'Te mahi kai – food production economics - Types of food production', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/20263/collecting-seafood-at-porirua-harbour (accessed 11 July 2020)

Story by Manuka Henare, published 24 Nov 2008