Kōrero: Conservation – a history

Scenic reserves (1 o 3)

Scenic reserves

Conservationist Harry Ell had a vision of a network of scenic reserves around the Port Hills, near Christchurch, to be connected by a road with regularly spaced resthouses.

This shelter, the Sign of the Kiwi, is at the junction of the Summit Road and the road to Governors Bay. Designed by Samuel Hurst Seagar in the arts-and-crafts style, it was built between 1914 and 1917. 

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Alexander Turnbull Library, F. G. Radcliffe Collection (PAColl-4950)
Reference: 1/2-006514; G
Photograph by Frederick George Radcliffe

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:

Simon Nathan, 'Conservation – a history - Voices in the wilderness, 1769–1907', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/13906/scenic-reserves (accessed 20 April 2024)

He kōrero nā Simon Nathan, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007, updated 1 Aug 2015