Story: Ngā tamariki – Māori childhoods

Whai (string game) (2nd of 2)

Whai (string game)

This Tourist Department photograph from about 1900 shows two girls with whai, the Māori form of a string game.

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Rawinia Higgins me Paul Meredith, 'Ngā tamariki – Māori childhoods - Māori children’s upbringing', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/30546/whai-string-game (accessed 12 July 2020)

Story by Rawinia Higgins me Paul Meredith, published 5 May 2011