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dc.contributor.authorScarfe, Alan
dc.date.accessioned2019-05-20T22:22:50Z
dc.date.available2019-05-20T22:22:50Z
dc.date.issued2005
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10179/14647
dc.description.abstractAs a builder I built houses and farm buildings at Maraekakaho, on some of the pastoral farms that had been sub-divided out of the once vast Maraekakaho Station. Maraekakaho is a district situated about 20 miles southwest of Napier in Hawke's Bay, it has a landscape of rolling hills pierced and surrounded by fertile flat land. After retiring I did not have the need to visit the area for a few years until my grandson went on a holiday camp at Stoney Creek. I was astounded at the changes in what had been only pastoral country. I was driving across the Maori flatlands of Ngatarawa along the Bridge Pa – Maraekakaho Road that had once been the main highway from Napier towards the south and eventually Wellington. When Douglas McLean owned Maraekakaho Station it farmed land on both sides of this highway. Changing the landscape were vineyards, olive groves and alpaca farms, along with other land uses. My interest in Maraekakaho initiated with noticing the changing landscape. This had mainly occurred on the flat lands of Ngatarawa and Mangaroa. the country behind was still pastoral though even some of this was yielding to high intensity cropping. The steeper dry pastoral land was changing with lifestyle blocks and small plantations springing up. I was as surprised at the changes as Maori must have been when they saw pastoral farms appearing from the fern and scrub. I wondered whether the extent of the changes would mean the original hard work that the colonists and their families had endured would be remembered. Or would all this disappear like the history of many of the Maori people who had once lived there. [From Introduction]en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherMassey Universityen_US
dc.rightsThe Authoren_US
dc.subjectMaraekakaho Stationen_US
dc.subjectHistoryen_US
dc.subjectAgricultureen_US
dc.subjectNew Zealand -- Hastings Districten_US
dc.titleToo much land? : Maraekakaho Station, 1877-1929 : a thesis in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in History at Massey Universityen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHistoryen_US
thesis.degree.grantorMassey Universityen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts (M.Arts)en_US


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