Heritage: The Parks of the People


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Heritage: The Parks of the People
David Thom

Celebrating 100 years of National Parks in New Zealand

Large hardcover with jacket, 264 pages, 1st edition published 1987, very good condition in very good jacket.

A century ago, New Zealand’s first national park was created from the gift of three sacred peaks by Te Heuheu Tukino, paramount chief of Ngati Tuwharetoa, and his people.
Tongariro was one of the first national parks in the world, and since this beginning in New Zealand, eleven other national parks, three maritime parks, farm parks, and over a thousand protected natural areas have been set aside for their scenic, recreational, historic and scientific values.
This book relates the parks to the natural and human history of New Zealand.