Story: Freight and warehousing

Greenstone trails

Greenstone trails

Māori carried pounamu (greenstone) on foot from its West Coast source all over the South Island, and then by canoe to the North Island. This map shows the major overland tracks they used.

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Source: Barry Brailsford, Greenstone trails: the Maori and pounamu. 2nd ed. Hamilton: Stoneprint, 1996

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Matthew Wright and Megan Cook , 'Freight and warehousing - Early Māori freight and storage', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/map/23446/greenstone-trails (accessed 22 November 2019)

Story by Matthew Wright and Megan Cook , published 11 Mar 2010