Booklet, Public Lecture Paper, 'The Croydon Domain'; Dugald (D.L.) Poppelwell; M...

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Booklet, Public Lecture Paper, 'The Croydon Domain'

About this object

This is a lecture paper delivered by Dugald (D.L.) Poppelwell, early environmentalist and Mayor of Gore, to the Gore Young Men’s Society in 1910. The paper discusses the Croydon Domain, detailing its: history, climate, ecological condition and distribution of trees, the influence of altitude, trees, bird life, bush flowers, preservation of the bush and possible future improvements for the Domain. It was reprinted from the Mataura Ensign on August 15, 1910.

Poppelwell was responsible for lobbying the then Government to set aside 200 acres of bush to create the Croydon Bush public reserve. This reserve has been since grown to 2,334 acres. Our online entry for for Poppelwell's top hat more fully chronicles his significant contribution to Eastern Southland.

Maker

Mataura Ensign

Maker Role

Publisher

Maker

Dugald (D.L.) Poppelwell

Maker Role

Author

Date Made

15.08.1910

Period

1910s

Place Made

Oceania, New Zealand, South Island, Southland, Mataura

Medium and Materials

organic, processed materials, paper

Measurements

h 221 mm x w 148 mm x d 10 mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Plants (flora)

Subject and Association Keywords

Animals (fauna)

Subject and Association Keywords

Landscapes

Object Type

documents

Object number

GO.1978.158.4a

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All rights reserved

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