Story: Te hopu tuna – eeling

Eel spears

Eel spears

Eel spears are called matarau. Their points were made from hardwood – particularly māpara, the heartwood of the kahikatea.

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Basil Keane, 'Te hopu tuna – eeling - Torches, nets and spears', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/13981/eel-spears (accessed 7 June 2020)

Story by Basil Keane, published 24 Sep 2007