The first stage of the transformation of bush into pasture is to fell or crush bush with heavy machinery, and then burn the debris, as is underway on this block of land near Rotorua in the 1950s. This observer, surveying the scene, is probably realising the enormity of the task.
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Alexander Turnbull Library, Elizabeth Madle Collection
Photograph by Bruce Brown
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