Story: Agricultural processing industries

Growing wheat for making flour

Growing wheat for making flour

Wheat was grown in many parts of New Zealand in the 19th century. Flour mills were built to turn it into flour, which was used mainly in bread, the staple food. This painting by Henry Maplestone shows piles of wheat in front of Francis Jollie’s house, Thackwood, in what is now Rutherford St in inner-city Nelson.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: B-065-004
Watercolour by Henry Maplestone

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Jane Tolerton, 'Agricultural processing industries - Grain processing', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 May 2022)

Story by Jane Tolerton, published 11 Mar 2010