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Scenery Conservation Society picnic, Waitākere Ranges, 1900

Scenery Conservation Society picnic, Waitākere Ranges, 1900

Members of the Auckland Scenery Conservation Society hold a picnic at the summit of the Waitākere Ranges in April 1900. The government-appointed Scenery Preservation Commission, along with citizens' groups such as the Auckland Scenery Conservation Society, were responsible for preserving many scenic areas as sites for picnics and general recreation. Many of these areas were acquired by compulsory purchase from Māori owners. Māori were often unwilling to sell as they had suffered a high degree of land loss.

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Peter Clayworth, 'Picnics and barbecues - Sunday drives and picnic spots', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/39298/scenery-conservation-society-picnic-waitakere-ranges-1900 (accessed 29 September 2020)

Story by Peter Clayworth, published 5 Sep 2013