Story: National parks

National park ranger

National park ranger

A national park ranger (right) talks to two hunters at Lake Manapōuri in Fiordland National Park, in 1968. Following the National Parks Act 1952, a ranger service was set up. By 1961 it employed 22 trained rangers who raised awareness of national parks and ensured that people behaved responsibly while visiting them.

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Reference: AAQT 6539/A84,668
Photograph by R. Anderson

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'National parks - Towards better management, 1900–1950s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 3 December 2021)

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