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dc.contributor.authorHart, Philip
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-14T04:35:55Z
dc.date.available2016-06-14T04:35:55Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.citationHart, P. (2016). The physical environment of the Te Aroha district. (Te Aroha Mining District Working papers, No. 3), Hamilton, New Zealand: University of Waikato, Historical Research Unit.en_NZ
dc.identifier.issn2463-6266
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/10310
dc.description.abstractPakeha settlers and visitors delighted in the mountain and its vegetation, and to attract tourists some efforts were made to protect the portion behind Te Aroha township from disturbance by mining. Prospectors and those constructing mining tracks and the tramway struggled to cope with the rugged terrain, but the steep mountainside proved to be advantageous for mining. The topography worsened the impact of severe weather, in particular the gales and heavy rainfall which damaged buildings and caused regular problems for those maintaining tracks and tramways. Over summer months batteries often had to cease work through having insufficient water power. On the flat land, because swamps made transport difficult, the river provided the main access route until the railway line was constructed. Drainage created productive farmland and, coincidentally, partly relieved the mosquito and sandfly scourge.en_NZ
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dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherHistorical Research Unit, University of Waikatoen_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofseriesTe Aroha Mining District Working Papersen_NZ
dc.rights© 2016 Philip Harten_NZ
dc.titleThe physical environment of the Te Aroha districten_NZ
dc.typeWorking Paperen_NZ
uow.relation.series3en_NZ


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