Kōrero: Economic history

Deforestation of New Zealand

The extent to which human beings have exploited the natural resources of New Zealand is dramatically illustrated in this map. Before people arrived about 80% of the land mass was covered in trees. In the 500 years before 1840, Māori burnings, and the first forestry by Europeans in the search for naval spars, had reduced the bush by 6.7 million hectares. Then over the next 160 years another 8 million hectares were cleared of trees.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Brian Easton, 'Economic history - First European economies', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/interactive/24319/deforestation-of-new-zealand (accessed 1 April 2020)

He kōrero nā Brian Easton, i tāngia i te 11 Mar 2010