Story: Rangitāne

Deforestation

Deforestation

Land was purchased from Rangitāne by the government in the 1860s and 1870s and sold to European settlers. The dense forest that covered much of this land was then cleared to make way for farms. This photograph shows the aftermath of bush clearing at Matamau, near Dannevirke, in the 1880s.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, E. R. Williams Collection
Reference: 1/1-025788; G
Photograph by William Williams

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How to cite this page:

Mason Durie and Meihana Durie, 'Rangitāne - 19th century: war, settlement and leadership', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/4253/deforestation (accessed 14 August 2020)

Story by Mason Durie and Meihana Durie, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 3 Mar 2017