Kōrero: Otago region

A catch of barracouta

A catch of barracouta

Barracouta and red cod were important food sources for Otago Māori. This 1860s drawing shows Māori unloading a catch of barracouta, at Ōtākou . On the right are racks for curing the fish so it could be stored. The new lighthouse on Taiaroa Head can be seen in the background.

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Toitū Otago Settlers Museum
Reference: The illustrated New Zealander, 1867

Permission of Toitū Otago Settlers Museum must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Malcolm McKinnon, 'Otago region - Māori history and whaling', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/22628/a-catch-of-barracouta (accessed 5 June 2020)

He kōrero nā Malcolm McKinnon, updated 1 May 2015