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Beilschmiedia tarairi. Taraire.

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Fishing and Hunting

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Laurus macrophylla (recorded in Taylor 1870

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".. the pulp is sweet, but has too strong a taste of turpentine to be agreeable" (Taylor 1847)

Large berries eaten when boiled (Kirk, in Taylor 1855). Large, plum-like fruit, fine-looking but not very gustable. Eaten especially by children (Colenso 1868a).

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Among Ngāpuhi, taraire or tawa used to make fires for hollowing out logs for canoe ( Best 1925)

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Among museum artefacts he tested Wallace 1989 found a maul, an eel club, and 2 teka made of taraire

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Timber of little use - light, splits easily, soon rots (Colenso 1868a).

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28 May 2007
1 July 2020
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