Kōrero: Farming and the environment

Kūmara production

Kūmara production

Kūmara (sweet potato) was a staple food of early Māori, which they grew in cultivated plots. Māori agriculture expanded significantly after they adopted European crops and farming methods. This Māori woman sits on a pile of kūmara in Northland in the early 20th century.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Northwood Collection (PA-Group-00027)
Reference: 1/1-006226; G

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Julia Haggerty and Hugh Campbell, 'Farming and the environment - Early changes', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/17879/kumara-production (accessed 20 September 2021)

He kōrero nā Julia Haggerty and Hugh Campbell, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008