In 1876 the township of Inglewood in Taranaki was taking shape amid the stumps and decaying logs of the forest that once covered the land. Forest, called ‘bush’ by both Māori and settlers, was often seen as an obstacle to settlement. If it could not be easily or profitably felled, it was simply burned.
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