Story: Kai Pākehā – introduced foods

Moturua Island

Moturua Island

The large island to the right is Moturua Island, in the Bay of Islands, where French explorer Marion du Fresne planted gardens in 1772. The first potatoes grown by Māori in the far north may have come from these gardens.

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Hazel Petrie, 'Kai Pākehā – introduced foods - Early introductions', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 29 May 2023)

Story by Hazel Petrie, published 24 Nov 2008