Author(s): Catherine Knight
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 Manawatu 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.