3 Apr 2019

Sound Archives: Felling Northland’s giant kauri

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 1:38 pm on 3 April 2019

At a time when the kauri tree has been declared a threatened species and millions is being spent on trying to halt the spread of die-back disease, it is hard to remember that the kauri was once seen as just another natural resource of Aotearoa to be logged and exploited.

In today’s visit to the sound archives of Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision we will go back to the days of bushmen and bullock teams and hear recordings about how the giants of the North were felled.