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Scenery preservation 1903-1953

Page 9 – Further information

This web feature was written by Kynan Gentry and Tony Nightingale and produced by the NZHistory team.



  • Helen Leach, 'Early attempts at historic heritage site protection in New Zealand', Archaeology in New Zealand, 34, 2, June 1991
  • Tony Nightingale and Paul Dingwall, Our picturesque heritage: 100 years of scenery preservation in New Zealand, Department of Conservation, Wellington, 2003
  • Geoff Park, Nga ururoa: ecology and history in a New Zealand landscape, Victoria University Press, Wellington, 1999
  • Michael Roche,  'The origins and evolution of scenic reserves', MA thesis, Canterbury University, 1979
  • David Thom, Heritage: the parks of the people, Lansdowne Press, Auckland, 1987

How to cite this page

Further information, URL:, (Manatū Taonga — Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated