Tēnei Mea te Pōhā Tītī

Date

2006

Identifier

Private Collection

Publisher

Thorndon [Wellington]: HANA

Abstract

The collecting of the raw materials - the kelp, the flax, the totara bark – to make a pōhā takes much time and effort. And then there are the muttonbirds (tītī), which have to be caught, plucked and readied for storing. Graham Metzger’s narrative of the intricate processes is written by Hana Pomare for this Māori language edition. The photographs on display show the muttonbirds being pushed into the kelp bag.

Files

Cabinet 11- Mutton Bird processing.jpg

Citation

Graham Metzger and Hana Pōmare, “Tēnei Mea te Pōhā Tītī,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed February 22, 2024, https://otago.ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/8731.