Story: Te Māori i te ohanga – Māori in the economy

Flour mill, Pipiriki

This is Pipiriki village on the Whanganui River with a flour mill on the far side of the river. Many flour mills were built in the North Island in the 1840s and 1850s. They were often expensive and were generally encouraged by missionaries. As enterprises they were usually funded and run by hapū.

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Wood engraving after a drawing by James Coutts Crawford

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Basil Keane, 'Te Māori i te ohanga – Māori in the economy - Māori enterprise, 1840 to 1860', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 3 June 2023)

Story by Basil Keane, published 11 Mar 2010