Story: Agricultural processing industries

Waimate North flour mill

Waimate North flour mill

New Zealand’s first flour mill was built by the Church Missionary Society at its Waimate North mission station. This view of the mill, from about 1900, shows the waterwheel that powered the mill, driven by water from a small stream.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Tesla Studios Collection (PAColl-3046)
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Jane Tolerton, 'Agricultural processing industries - Grain processing', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 January 2022)

Story by Jane Tolerton, published 11 Mar 2010