Kōrero: Farming in the economy

Clearing bush (1 o 2)

Clearing bush

Farming was slow to develop in much of the North Island because bush needed to be cleared. This was time-consuming and only small areas could be cleared at any one time. These men are sowing grass seed on newly burned ground in 1913.

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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Robert Peden, 'Farming in the economy - Early farming and the great pastoral era', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/17607/clearing-bush (accessed 17 September 2019)

Story by Robert Peden, published 24 Nov 2008