Story: Farming in the economy

Clearing bush (1st of 2)

Clearing bush

Farming was slow to develop in much of the North Island because bush needed to be cleared. This was time-consuming and only small areas could be cleared at any one time. These men are sowing grass seed on newly burned ground in 1913.

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Robert Peden, 'Farming in the economy - Early farming and the great pastoral era', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 30 March 2023)

Story by Robert Peden, published 24 Nov 2008