Kōrero: Conservation – a history

Māori garden

Māori garden

Areas of Māori cultivation are widespread on the south Wairarapa coast. Stone walls (the horizontal lines, centre) were built in the late 15th century to shelter kūmara (sweet potato). The dark green stands of trees are karaka groves, and the isolated trees are tī kōuka (cabbage trees).

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Department of Conservation
Reference: 10051763
Photograph by Kevin Jones

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Simon Nathan, 'Conservation – a history - Māori conservation traditions', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/13902/maori-garden (accessed 27 January 2020)

He kōrero nā Simon Nathan, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007, updated 3 Aug 2015