This watercolour, ‘Aorere, Golden Bay’, was painted around 1843 by an unknown artist (possibly James Swinton Spooner). It shows Māori drying fish (including stingrays and barracouta) on elevated racks. The locality is Wainui Inlet in eastern Golden Bay, and the small islands are the Tata Islands.
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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.