Story: Hauraki–Coromandel region

The drainage of the Hauraki Plains

A massive drainage operation was carried out on the swamplands of the Hauraki Plains between 1908 and 1928. This map records the stages at which drained land was released for pasture; such maps were produced each year from 1908.

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Auckland City Libraries - Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Reference: NZ Map 4334

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How to cite this page:

Paul Monin, 'Hauraki–Coromandel region - Drainage and dairying on the plains', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/zoomify/30455/the-drainage-of-the-hauraki-plains (accessed 25 September 2021)

Story by Paul Monin, updated 1 Apr 2016