Māori tools

A DigitalNZ Story by Janice

A collection of images based on tools used by early Māori. These tools were made from wood, stone, bone and even jade (pounamu) found in the rivers of New Zealand.

Tools, Early Māori tools

Image: Toki, Stone
Toki, Stone

Mataura Museum

Image: patu
patu

Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira

Image: Kō

Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Image: Hue wairua
Hue wairua

Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Image: Hinaki
Hinaki

Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira

Image: Patu Muka
Patu Muka

Puke Ariki

Image: Pa (trolling lure)
Pa (trolling lure)

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Image: Adzes, bone needles, spear points?
Adzes, bone needles, spear points?

The University of Auckland Library

Image: Fish hooks, tiki, amulet, small adze, bone needle
Fish hooks, tiki, amulet, small adze, bone needle

The University of Auckland Library

Image: wiri
wiri

Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira

Image: Fish hooks
Fish hooks

Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Image: kaheru
kaheru

Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira

Image: Teka
Teka

Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira

Image: Ketu
Ketu

Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Image: Timo
Timo

Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Image: Whao
Whao

Puke Ariki

Image: Toki
Toki

Puke Ariki

Image: Taiaha
Taiaha

Waimate Historical Museum and Archives

Image: Maori warrior with spear
Maori warrior with spear

Auckland Libraries