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Mount Taranaki


The slopes of Mount Taranaki/Egmont were originally reserved to protect the adjacent farm lands from the effects of erosion and flash flood. In 1900 the reserved lands surrounding the mountain became New Zealand's second national park.


Alexander Turnbull Library,
Ref: F-117279-1/2
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