Arapata Hohepa Te Au Reuben – Ngai Tuahuriri

Ngai Tahu Mahinga Kai (food and resource gathering area)

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Foods gathered here included a variety of plants… manu, water birds, fish,including raupo, that’s the native bullrush, tutu, fern root, harakeke, ducks, putakitaki, that’s the paradise duck, tuna, and inaka, eels and whitebait.

  Arapata Reuben

  • Image: Heritage New Zealand
  • James Edward Fitzgerald, watercolour. Canterbury Museum. 1938.238.37
  • Dr A C Barker drawing, Canterbury Museum. 1949.29.18
  • J.T. Thomson, Canterbury Plains, 1856, watercolour on paper
  • E.M. Hocken after Alfred Charles Baker, Christchurch, Decmber 1852, watercolour on paper