The ultimate paradox?

Children at Toko Primary School, Taranaki, planting trees on Arbor Day 1900. In the fields around them, the devastating effects of the milling and burning of forest that was occurring throughout the country can clearly be seen. [Photo not to be reproduced without the permission of Alexander Turnbull Library, ref 1/2-003378-F. Acknowledgments to David Young for sharing this poignant photo in Our Islands Our Selves.]

One thought on “The ultimate paradox?

  1. It is a great pic, I felt it said everything about 19th conservation in NZ
    -but I must credit Rhonda Cooper for alerting me to it.

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