Story: Fire and agriculture

‘The burning region’

‘The burning region’

The summer of 1885–86 was extremely dry across the whole country. Bush fires in Taranaki and Hawke’s Bay caused considerable damage. This extract from the Taranaki Herald of 9 January 1886 is a first-hand account of a fire near Inglewood.

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Reference: Taranaki Herald, 9 January 1886, p. 2

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How to cite this page:

Robert Peden, 'Fire and agriculture - North Island farms: bush and fern', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 May 2022)

Story by Robert Peden, published 24 Nov 2008