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Beautifying groups (1st of 2)

Beautifying groups

Beautifying societies and associations, which emerged throughout the country in the late 19th century, were voluntary groups concerned with improving urban environments. Tree planting was a favoured activity, particularly in the early days when most local councils did not have parks and reserves departments.

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Reference: Evening Post, 18 April, 1912, p. 3

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Kerryn Pollock, 'City boosters and promoters - Progress groups', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 6 December 2022)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 11 Mar 2010