Story: Southland region

Moa-bone necklace

Moa-bone necklace

This necklace is fashioned from moa bones, which have been made to resemble whales’ teeth. It dates from the early settlement of the region by Murihiku Māori, when moa were prolific.

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David Grant, 'Southland region - Early settlement', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/object/20099/moa-bone-necklace (accessed 19 September 2021)

Story by David Grant, updated 1 May 2015