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Gathering maize (1st of 3)

Gathering maize

Maize or corn was introduced to New Zealand as early as 1772. It quickly became an important crop for Māori, who called it kānga. This family is gathering maize in the Nelson region in the 1880s.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Tyree Studio Collection (PAColl-3064)
Reference: 10x8-0944-G
Photograph by Tyree Brothers

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How to cite this page:

Maggy Wassilieff, 'Gardens - Māori gardens', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 August 2022)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 24 Nov 2008