Kōrero: Farming and the environment

The Canterbury Plains, 1850

The Canterbury Plains, 1850

After Māori arrived in New Zealand, they altered the landscape by burning forest and cultivating crops. When European settlers arrived, the pace of change increased with the introduction of large-scale agriculture. This painting by Frederick Weld shows a scene beside the Waimakariri River in 1850.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: A-269-011
Watercolour by Frederick Aloysius Weld

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:

Julia Haggerty and Hugh Campbell, 'Farming and the environment - A modified landscape', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/17874/the-canterbury-plains-1850 (accessed 26 January 2022)

He kōrero nā Julia Haggerty and Hugh Campbell, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008