Missionary Samuel Marsden meets with Ruatara's whānau at his pā 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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