Story: Weeds of the bush

Blackberry patch

Listen to George Paul of Te Awamutu talk about the introduction of blackberries to the King Country. Blackberries were first noticed growing wild in New Zealand in 1899.

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Bob Brockie, 'Weeds of the bush - Vines and scramblers', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/speech/13619/blackberry-patch (accessed 18 October 2021)

Story by Bob Brockie, published 24 Sep 2007, updated 18 Apr 2016