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Māori agriculture

Māori agriculture

This mural, formerly in the foyer of the Soil Bureau building at Taitā, was the work of E. Mervyn Taylor. It shows New Zealand’s first Polynesian arrivals cultivating the land. They had to adapt an agricultural tradition based on tropical conditions to a cooler climate.

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P. J. Tonkin, 'Soil investigation - First observations', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 8 December 2023)

Story by P. J. Tonkin, published 24 Sep 2007