Story: Estuaries

Kohukohu, Hokianga Harbour

Kohukohu, Hokianga Harbour

Lying on the northern side of the Hokianga Harbour – one of New Zealand’s largest estuaries – Kohukohu was the heart of New Zealand’s kauri timber trade. From 1830 to 1890 it was a major milling town and logs were shipped from its port to Auckland and Australia. This image taken in 1894 shows hillsides recently cleared of forest and a schooner in port.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Henry Charles Clarke Wright Collection (PAColl-5032)
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How to cite this page:

Maggy Wassilieff, 'Estuaries - People and estuaries', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/4642/kohukohu-hokianga-harbour (accessed 7 December 2019)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 12 Jun 2006