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Wooden water trough used for catching birds

Reference Number: PAColl-3039-1-001

Wooden water trough with snare loops, or waka waituhi, used for snaring birds, particularly kereru. Photograph taken by Albert Percy Godber.

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Godber, Albert Percy : Collection of original photographic prints from the file print collection, Reference Number PAColl-3039-1 (22 digitised items)
Godber, Albert Percy, 1875-1949 :Collection of albums, prints and negatives, Reference Number PA-Group-00048 (2024 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w original photographic print(s)Horizontal imageSingle negative

Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted

Other copies available: File print available in Pictorial Reference Service572. Maori. Snares(PFP-002802)

Inscriptions: Inscribed - Verso - [Written in Albert Percy Godber's handwriting] Maori method of snaring birds with aid of wooden water trough & snare loops. The latter were actuated by pulling the longitudinal cords. To drink, the birds had to push their heads through a noose. The snare is called "waituhi". It was used principally for pigeons, & placed at foot of miro trees. The eating of the miro berries made the pigeons thirsty, & they fell easy victims to the snares set over the wooden trough, which was filled with water.

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