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The history of Waitakere parkland starts earlier than thought

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Read here about new research that shows that the creation of the Waitakere parkland started earlier than thought. Most of us thought the first step was in 1894 when Sir Algernon Thomas, Professor of Biology at Auckland University, took a deputation to the Auckland City Council to ask it to start purchasing land in the Waitakeres for a great conservation park, before the forest was destroyed by milling.

But recent recent by Jan Barnes in her publication In the West showed that the first steps were in 1891. Arnold Turner, former Chair of the Auckland Centennial Memorial Park Board, followed up and found detail of the early efforts of an unknown Government official.

Arnold Turner has written this brief paper which is here. Re- writing History

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