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Taking flowers from Arthur’s Pass

Taking flowers from Arthur’s Pass

Mona Tracy wrote this article for the Christchurch Sun in April 1928, revealing that train daytrippers from Christchurch were destroying native plants around Arthur’s Pass by taking flowers and roots. After protests from other conservationists, Arthur’s Pass National Park was established the following year.

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Reference: Christchurch Star, 3 April 1928, p. 8

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'National parks - Towards better management, 1900–1950s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/document/14424/taking-flowers-from-arthurs-pass (accessed 14 October 2019)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 24 Sep 2007, updated 1 Aug 2015