Timber Town: A History of Port Craig

Alistair McMechan1 In nineteenth-century New Zealand, clearing the landscape was widely considered to be ‘virtuous and proper’.[2] Settler mentality generally regarded forests as inexhaustible and an impediment to progress. While…

Editor’s Introduction

Paul Star European New Zealanders have always been unsure how to deal with the western side of South Island, most of which is remote, mountainous and forested. It has never…