This hand-operated flour mill was used for grinding wheat into flour. Initial attempts to convince Māori to grow wheat failed, as it was not clear how it was used. But after the northern chief Ruatara received a hand-operated flour mill to grind his wheat, the doubters within his tribe became convinced of its value.
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Niupepa: Maori newspapers
Reference: Te Korimako, 14 October, 1882, p.9
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