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'Wilderness to Orchard': The Export Apple Industry in Nelson, New Zealand 1908-1940

Michael Roche

Environment and History 9(2003): 435-450

The orchard is suggestive of the ways in which commercial apple growing was represented as an idealised lifestyle linking rural economy and nature. But it was dependent on spraying as a means of controlling pests and disease and shaped increasingly by apple importing countries.

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