Kōrero: Logging native forests

Royal Navy ship with spars

This pencil drawing shows a cutter towing kauri spars to the HMS Tortoise (middle distance, towards top) near the Tairua River, on the east side of the Coromandel Peninsula, in 1843. After tests in the 1820s showed that kauri made excellent spars for masts and rigging, Royal Navy vessels visited New Zealand to obtain cargoes.

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Reference: NZ 455B T3294 (nla.pic-an2946195)

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Logging native forests - The timber trade before 1840', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/zoomify/12735/royal-navy-ship-with-spars (accessed 22 May 2022)

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