Story: Human effects on the environment

Ōtuataua stonefields (2nd of 2)

Ōtuataua stonefields

The Ōtuataua stonefields historic reserve is near the mouth of Auckland’s Manukau Harbour. The stone wall in the foreground was built by European farmers, but the cleared areas further away were pre-European Māori gardens. The remains of cooking areas, shell middens and kūmara (sweet potato) storage pits are visible.

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Janet Wilmshurst, 'Human effects on the environment - Early human impact', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 July 2022)

Story by Janet Wilmshurst, published 24 Sep 2007