Growing kūmara (sweet potato) was a traditional activity that some northern Māori turned into a trade, selling the vegetable to European settlers who had not yet established their own crops. Here, two women of Awanui, Ngāwini Hetaraka (left) and Ngāhuia Hetaraka, sort the crop and pack it into kete (flax kits).
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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: 1/2-111795; F
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