Kōrero: King Country region

The great forest

Much of the King Country region was covered with forest prior to European settlement. Māori referred to it as Te Nehe-nehe-nui, the great forest. This is the junction of the Whanganui and Ongaruhe rivers, photographed by Alfred Burton in 1885.

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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Reference: O.030235
Photograph by Burton Brothers

Permission of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Kerryn Pollock, 'King Country region - Plants and animals', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/zoomify/34833/the-great-forest (accessed 25 February 2020)

He kōrero nā Kerryn Pollock, updated 1 Mar 2015