Story: South Canterbury region

Eeling at Washdyke

Eeling at Washdyke

At this Māori eeling camp beside the Washdyke Creek and lagoon, around 1900, men are holding matarau for spearing eels. The hīnaki (eel pots) to the right were laid with bait in the creek behind. Two European boys watch proceedings from the railway bridge.

About this item

South Canterbury Museum
Reference: 1209

This item has been provided for private study purposes (such as school projects, family and local history research) and any published reproduction (print or electronic) may infringe copyright law. It is the responsibility of the user of any material to obtain clearance from the copyright holder.

How to cite this page:

John Wilson, 'South Canterbury region - Māori in South Canterbury', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 5 December 2016)

Full story by John Wilson, published 28 Feb 2007, updated 12 May 2015