Story: Ngāi Tahu

Preparing eels

Preparing eels

The loss of their food-gathering sites, which included more than the places of residence and cultivation specified in the English versions of the land sale agreements, impoverished many Ngāi Tahu. However, members of the tribe continued to collect traditional foods such as eels. This scene is at the Wairewa end of the spit at Birdlings Flat.

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Te Maire Tau, 'Ngāi Tahu - The Ngāi Tahu claim', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 January 2022)

Story by Te Maire Tau, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2017