Wildbore: A photographic legacy
Wildbore: A photographic legacy explores the world of Pohangina Valley farmer Charles E. Wildbore through his remarkable photographs. Wildbore captured the unprecedented environmental change that, by the beginning of the 20th century, had transformed a densely forested valley into farms and orderly settlements. Wildbore’s photographic legacy enables us to visualise the forests that have been almost entirely extinguished from the lowlands of the Manawatū region and, indeed, throughout New Zealand. More than that, it allows us to imagine a future where forests and wetlands are restored – to coalesce with landscapes of human endeavour.
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"Wildbore" in the media
Memory Lane: Scenes of everyday life captured as the bush burns, Stuff/Manawatu Standard, 25 August 2018
Time through a lens, interview with Paul Brennan on RNZ Nights, 22 August 2018
Local Focus: Environmental historian revisits once tree-strewn Pohangina Valley, New Zealand Herald, 3 August 2018
Focusing on the past for the future Stuff/Manawatu Standard, 29 March 2018.
Photographic highlights from the launch, 29 August 2018