Story: Volcanic Plateau region

Breaking in pumice land

Breaking in pumice land

With the problem of ‘bush sickness’ (a wasting disease of animals) solved, government-sponsored land development on the Volcanic Plateau gathered pace in the late 1930s. This farmer is ploughing an area of pumice land.

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Volcanic Plateau region - Farming', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/15175/breaking-in-pumice-land (accessed 28 September 2020)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 1 May 2015