Wheat was grown in many parts of New Zealand in the 19th century. Flour mills were built to turn it into flour, which was used mainly in bread, the staple food. This painting by Henry Maplestone shows piles of wheat in front of Francis Jollie’s house, Thackwood, in what is now Rutherford St in inner-city Nelson.
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