The Maori: Yesterday and To-day
Whitebait Fisherwomen, Waikato River.
Large quantities of whitebait (inanga or matamata) are netted on the Lower Waikato in the spring and early summer. The Maoris camp on the low islands and the banks for several weeks. Their catch marketed is worth about £10,000 for the season.
[Photo. taken near Tuakau, August, 1929.