Matthews R. H. 1910. Reminiscences of Maori life fifty years ago. Transactions of the New Zealand Institute 43: 598-605
Discusses shark fishing c. 1855. Use of plant materials for fishing purposes (information under individual plant names). Shark oil used as a cosmetic - mixed with kokowai (red ochre), scented with kōpuru moss, raukawa (Raukauaedgerleyi), manakura (Melicytus micranthus), and other scented shrubs. Uses of plants in pigeon snaring described.
Reminiscences of Maori life fifty years ago