Story: Kai Pākehā – introduced foods

Hand-powered flour mill

Hand-powered flour mill

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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Hazel Petrie, 'Kai Pākehā – introduced foods - Wheat', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/ephemera/19204/hand-powered-flour-mill (accessed 14 August 2020)

Story by Hazel Petrie, published 24 Nov 2008