Story: Forestry research

Māori use of the forest

Māori use of the forest

This 1847 tinted lithograph by George French Angas shows Māori people in forest near Waipā, in the Waikato. For generations before the arrival of Europeans, Māori used the forest as a source of food and medicines.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: PUBL-0029-245
Lithograph by George French Angas

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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How to cite this page:

Margaret Richardson, 'Forestry research - The development of forest research', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/17044/maori-use-of-the-forest (accessed 27 January 2020)

Story by Margaret Richardson, published 24 Nov 2008