Story: Ahuwhenua – Māori land and agriculture

Trading tobacco for vegetables

Trading tobacco for vegetables

This image by J. A. Gilfillan shows Māori trading pumpkin and potatoes for tobacco. In the 1840s and 1850s many settlers were dependent on Māori agriculture for food.

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Drawing by John Gilfillan

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Tanira Kingi, 'Ahuwhenua – Māori land and agriculture - Changes to Māori agriculture', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 September 2020)

Story by Tanira Kingi, published 24 Nov 2008