Kōrero: Volcanic Plateau region

Planting Whakarewarewa Forest

Planting Whakarewarewa Forest

Whakarewarewa Forest was a government project which started in 1899, to provide timber for the upper North Island as stands of native timber were exhausted. These workers are posing before or after their working day. The range of outfits was characteristic of Māori of the time, and gives some of them an oddly contemporary look.

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Rotorua Museum of Art and History, Te Whare Taonga o Te Arawa

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Volcanic Plateau region - The changing landscape', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/15140/planting-whakarewarewa-forest (accessed 27 October 2021)

He kōrero nā Malcolm McKinnon, updated 1 May 2015