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Spatial history of kauri driving dam placement in the Kauaeranga Valley, Coromandel Peninsula

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Understanding past anthropogenic influences on fluvial systems is an integral part of riverine research. In this paper the spatial history of kauri driving dam placement from the 1870s to the 1930s is studied using oral histories, historic documents and GIS in an attempt to assess the accuracy of historical accounts in reference to dam position in the landscape and assess the relationship of dam position to landscape features and characteristics. GIS results supported historical documentation showing that key factors influencing dam placement were location to kauri, geomorphic impediments to transport, slope and distance to deep water for rafting.

Keywords: Kauaeranga; environmental history; human impact; kauri; kauri driving dam; longitudinal profile

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: 2009-12-01

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