This is an artist's impression of a garden in Auckland in the 1700s. The women are weeding, and harvesting smaller hue (bottle gourds) for eating, together with small kūmara for making kao (dried sweet potato). Taro are growing in the bottom right corner, hue in the bottom left and centre. Kūmara and uwhi (yams) are in the larger plots.
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Reference: Helen Leach, 1,000 years of gardening in New Zealand. Wellington: Reed Publishing, 1984
Drawing by Nancy Tichborne
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