Story: Market gardens and production nurseries

A settler bartering tobacco for potatoes and pumpkin

A settler bartering tobacco for potatoes and pumpkin

This sketch, dating from around 1845, shows a Whanganui settler bartering with Māori for potatoes and pumpkins they have grown alongside the Whanganui River.

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Hocken Library, University of Otago
Reference: 7,450
Drawing by John Gilfillan

Permission of the Hocken Library Uare Taoka o Hakena, University of Otago, must be obtained before any re-use of this image. Further information may be obtained from the Library through its website.

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Market gardens and production nurseries - History of market gardening', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/20000/a-settler-bartering-tobacco-for-potatoes-and-pumpkin (accessed 26 February 2018)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 24 Nov 2008