Story: Kai Pākehā – introduced foods

Processing wheat

Processing wheat

Māori process wheat, in the early 20th century. Missionaries sometimes associated the growing and processing of wheat with civilisation, due to its use metaphorically in the Bible.

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Hazel Petrie, 'Kai Pākehā – introduced foods - Wheat', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/19207/processing-wheat (accessed 13 July 2020)

Story by Hazel Petrie, published 24 Nov 2008