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Orange tree, Whāngārei, 1880s (1st of 3)

Orange tree, Whāngārei, 1880s

This etching of an orange tree at Dent’s orchard, Whāngārei, was the frontispiece of George Alderton’s 1884 Treatise and handbook of orange-culture in Auckland, New Zealand. Alderton grew citrus and grapes near Whāngārei, and investigated citrus growing overseas for the New Zealand government. In the 1920s he led a scheme to develop Kerikeri as the centre of the citrus and subtropical fruit-growing industry.

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Reference: George E. Alderton, Treatise and handbook of orange-culture in Auckland, New Zealand. Wellington: Govt Print, 1884

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Sandy Scarrow, 'Citrus, berries, exotic fruit and nuts - Citrus', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/15995/orange-tree-whangarei-1880s (accessed 13 December 2019)

Story by Sandy Scarrow, published 24 Nov 2008