Story: Human effects on the environment

Forest cleared for farmland

Forest cleared for farmland

The forest has been cut down, the area burnt and grass sown on these Northland hillsides, around 1910. The photograph was probably taken a few years after burning – timber is still lying on the hillsides, but there has been time to build a farmhouse, sheds and a stockyard.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Northwood Collection (PA-Group-00027)
Reference: 1/1-010822; G
Photograph by Arthur James Northwood

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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Janet Wilmshurst, 'Human effects on the environment - European impact', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 September 2021)

Story by Janet Wilmshurst, published 24 Sep 2007