Story: East Coast region

Farming: bush burning (1st of 3)

Farming: bush burning

From the 1880s through to the 1930s large tracts of native forest in Poverty Bay and on the coast were felled or otherwise destroyed to make way for pasture. This bush burn at Puketora station inland from Waipiro Bay took place sometime between 1900 and 1920.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, R. P. Hargreaves Collection
Reference: 1/1-023274; G
Photograph by Frederick Ashby Hargreaves

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Monty Soutar, 'East Coast region - Pākehā settlement, 1870 to 1940', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 June 2024)

Story by Monty Soutar, updated 1 Mar 2015