Tiheru (canoe bailer); 1200-1500; New Zealand; E158.218


Canterbury Museum


Tiheru (canoe bailer)

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Totara wood tiheru (water scoop for bailing out a canoe). Discovered in Moncks Cave, Redcliffs, Christchurch

Date Made


Place Made

New Zealand

Subject and Association Description

Recovered in archaeolgical investigation by Canterbury Museum in 1889 at Monck's Cave which had been sealed in pre-European times and uncovered during roading operations

Medium and Materials

Totara Wood

Credit Line

Tiheru (canoe bailer), Canterbury Museum, E158.218, New Zealand

Object Type

Taonga Maori

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