Kōrero: Agricultural education

Māori canoes at Auckland’s wharf

Māori canoes at Auckland’s wharf

Māori were skilled horticulturalists before the arrival of Europeans, but had a limited range of crops. They quickly adopted plants brought by missionaries and settlers, and by the late 1840s were growing them on a commercial scale. This 1852 painting shows canoes from the Bay of Plenty transporting cereals, vegetables, fruit and livestock to trade in the growing town of Auckland.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: B-078-012
Watercolour by W. S. Hatton

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Robert Peden, 'Agricultural education - Early agricultural education', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/16907/maori-canoes-at-aucklands-wharf (accessed 11 August 2022)

He kōrero nā Robert Peden, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008