Story: Wellington region

Akatarawa Valley

Akatarawa Valley

In this watercolour,a horse-drawn timber wagon travels along the road at the entrance to the Akatarawa Valley, around 1890. By this stage the valley floor had been cleared of bush, but forest remained on the sides. The area continued to be milled during the 20th century, but since the 1950s much of the bush has regenerated.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: C-030-029
Watercolour by Christopher Aubrey

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Chris Maclean, 'Wellington region - Plants and animals', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 September 2021)

Story by Chris Maclean, updated 1 Aug 2015