Story: Exotic forestry

Relief workers’ camp, Kāingaroa

Relief workers’ camp, Kāingaroa

This is the Kāingaroa relief workers’ camp in 1927. Although temperatures could be freezing, unemployed men engaged in tree planting were accommodated in tents. One worker in the 1930s recalled having to get up several times each night to shift snow off the canvas.

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Michael Roche, 'Exotic forestry - The first planting boom, 1925–1935', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 29 September 2023)

Story by Michael Roche, published 24 Nov 2008