Kōrero: Pets

Kupe’s dog

Kupe’s dog

Māori sometimes kept animals as pets. The explorer Kupe and his pet kurī (Polynesian dog) are depicted in a carving on the roof of the wharenui (meeting house) at Victoria University’s Te Herenga Waka Marae.

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Te Tumu Herenga Waka Marae, Victoria University of Wellington

All rights to images of this marae are held by Te Tumu Herenga Waka Marae, Victoria University of Wellington

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Nancy Swarbrick, 'Pets - History of pets in New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/19736/kupes-dog (accessed 5 December 2021)

He kōrero nā Nancy Swarbrick, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008