Kōrero: Logging native forests

Cleared land

Cleared land

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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Puke Ariki - Taranaki Museum & Library
Reference: B.3.41

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Nancy Swarbrick, 'Logging native forests - The timber industry, 1840–1920', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/12740/cleared-land (accessed 21 May 2022)

He kōrero nā Nancy Swarbrick, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007