Kōrero: National parks

The ‘Save Manapouri’ petition

The ‘Save Manapouri’ petition

Staff of the Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society display boxes of the ‘Save Manapouri’ petition, shortly before it was presented to Parliament in 1970. The campaign, begun in 1969, opposed a hydroelectricity scheme that would raise the level of Lake Manapōuri in Fiordland National Park. It heralded a growing awareness of conservation issues, and opened debate about what activities should be allowed in national parks.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1970/2201/12A-F

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.

Ngā whakaahua me ngā rauemi katoa o tēnei kōrero

Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Nancy Swarbrick, 'National parks - Māori, conservation, ecology: the 1960s onward', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/14428/the-save-manapouri-petition (accessed 22 October 2021)

He kōrero nā Nancy Swarbrick, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007, updated 1 Aug 2015