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Phormium tenax 'Ate' or 'Tamatea'. Harakeke cultivar.

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Fishing and Hunting

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Harakeke cultivar.

1) One of varieties called haro - i.e., must be scraped with a shell. Found chiefly at Hauraki. (Selwyn 1847: 241)

2) Ate also known as Tamatea; Grown at Weraroa for milling by Department of Agriculture. Grown from seed. Variations in seedlings marked. ( Drysdale & McGregor 1910)

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Strong fibre used for eel nets and baskets (Woon, Wanganui, 1870)

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28 May 2007
20 May 2020
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