Māori Plant Use

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MATTHEWS R. H. 1911. Reminiscences of Māori life fifty years ago. Transactions of the New Zealand Institute 43 : 598 -605
AUTHOR: MATTHEWS R. H.
PUBLICATION DATE: 1911
TITLE: Reminiscences of Māori life fifty years ago
PUBLISHER: Transactions of the New Zealand Institute.
NOTES: Discusses shark fishing c. 1855. Use of plant materials for fishing purposes (information under individual plant names). Shark oil used as a cosmetic - mixed with kokowai (red ochre), scented with kōpuru moss, raukawa (Raukaua edgerleyi), manakura (Melicytus micranthus), and other scented shrubs. Uses of plants in pigeon snaring described.
LINK WORDS: construction, fishing, hunting, hunting, Pseudopanax, pastimes, Cordyline
RECORD NUMBER: 2343