Story: Soil investigation

Hazards of fieldwork

Hazards of fieldwork

Soil surveying often involved heading into rugged terrain, where roads were poor. Soil scientist John McCraw is in the car, while Bruce Miller investigates a makeshift bridge. They were in the Makarora valley, on the way to the Haast Pass in 1949.

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P. J. Tonkin, 'Soil investigation - DSIR soil science: 1930–1950', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 May 2022)

Story by P. J. Tonkin, published 24 Sep 2007