Story: Te Māori i te ohanga – Māori in the economy

Samuel Marsden, Rangihoua

Samuel Marsden, Rangihoua

Missionary Samuel Marsden meets with Ruatara's whānau at his at Rangihoua in the Bay of Islands in 1814. It was on this trip that Ruatara returned with Marsden to his home in Parramatta, New South Wales. Ruatara had grown wheat, but its value had only become apparent earlier in the year when missionary Thomas Kendall gave him a wheat grinder. Wheat came to be an important export crop for Māori.

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Basil Keane, 'Te Māori i te ohanga – Māori in the economy - Māori enterprise, 1840 to 1860', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 April 2024)

Story by Basil Keane, published 11 Mar 2010