Kōrero: Fire and agriculture

Tussock burning, 1882

Tussock burning, 1882

William Spotswood Green painted this scene of tussock burning while on his way to attempt the first ascent of Aoraki/Mt Cook. Green’s party is camped near the Tasman Glacier, while the hillsides burn at Mt Cook Station across the Tasman River.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: A-263-011
Watercolour by William Spotswood Green

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Robert Peden, 'Fire and agriculture - South Island sheep runs: tussock and scrub', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/15208/tussock-burning-1882 (accessed 4 April 2020)

He kōrero nā Robert Peden, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008