Story: Shelter on farms

Cleared land with remnant of bush

Cleared land with remnant of bush

The widespread felling of native forest to create farmland removed most of the natural shelter. This farm in 1906 has preserved a remnant of bush. Many of today’s hill country farms are attempting to re-create stands of native bush, especially on sites less suitable for grazing.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, James McAllister Collection (PAColl-3054)
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Photograph by James McAllister

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Allan Gillingham, 'Shelter on farms - Early shelter', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 April 2024)

Story by Allan Gillingham, published 24 Nov 2008