Story: Conservation – a history

Heritage destroyed

Heritage destroyed

J. T. Salmon’s book Heritage destroyed (1960) drew public attention to the devastating effects of hydroelectric development on New Zealand’s scenery and natural environment.

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Reference: J. T. Salmon, Heritage destroyed: the crisis in scenery preservation in New Zealand. Wellington: Reed, 1960

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Simon Nathan, 'Conservation – a history - A background issue, 1908–1965', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 May 2022)

Story by Simon Nathan, published 24 Sep 2007, updated 1 Aug 2015