Story: Fire and agriculture

Tussock burning, 1882

Tussock burning, 1882

William Spotswood Green painted this scene of tussock burning while on his way to attempt the first ascent of Aoraki/Mt Cook. Green’s party is camped near the Tasman Glacier, while the hillsides burn at Mt Cook Station across the Tasman River.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: A-263-011
Watercolour by William Spotswood Green

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Robert Peden, 'Fire and agriculture - South Island sheep runs: tussock and scrub', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 June 2024)

Story by Robert Peden, published 24 Nov 2008