Kōrero: Fire and agriculture

Burning the bush, Taranaki

Burning the bush, Taranaki

William Strutt’s 1856 painting portrays the drama of burning New Zealand’s native bush. Men with torches are setting alight the felled understorey, while the fire is already leaping into the crowns of the trees left standing.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: E-453-f-008
Wash drawing by William Strutt

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Robert Peden, 'Fire and agriculture - North Island farms: bush and fern', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/15211/burning-the-bush-taranaki (accessed 6 March 2021)

He kōrero nā Robert Peden, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008