Story: Te ohanga onamata a rohe – economic regions

Forest cover before human habitation (1st of 2)

Forest cover before human habitation

This map shows forest coverage before human settlement. Around 80% of the New Zealand archipelago was covered in forest.

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Source: Malcolm McKinnon, ed., Bateman New Zealand historical atlas: kopapatuanuku e takotonei. Auckland: David Bateman, 1997, plate 8

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Basil Keane, 'Te ohanga onamata a rohe – economic regions - Tradable commodities', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/map/23596/forest-cover-before-human-habitation (accessed 19 November 2017)

Story by Basil Keane, published 11 Mar 2010