Story: Te hopu tuna – eeling

Model eel weir (1st of 2)

Model eel weir

This model of the pā tauremu type of eel weir was on display at the Wanganui Museum in the 1930s. The fences guide the eels into the net, and through to the hīnaki (eel pot).

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Alexander Turnbull Library, New Zealand Free Lance Collection (PAColl-0785)
Reference: PAColl-6388-49

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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How to cite this page:

Basil Keane, 'Te hopu tuna – eeling - Pā tuna – eel weirs', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/13969/model-eel-weir (accessed 31 March 2020)

Story by Basil Keane, published 24 Sep 2007