Story: Dune lands

Hand-planting marram grass (1st of 3)

Hand-planting marram grass

Men and women plant marram grass at Te Kaeo on the Aupōuri Peninsula in 1973. This was an early stage in stabilising these active dunes, which were later planted in radiata pine.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: AAQA 6395 M11697
Photograph by John Johns

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How to cite this page:

Carl Walrond, 'Dune lands - The ‘problem’ of drifting sands', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 October 2021)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 24 Sep 2007