Episode 3 - Forestry
About the show
It is the story of how a few visionaries had the foresight to grow and harvest a new and sustainable forest. It was Macintosh Ellis who insisted that millions of fast growing pine trees be planted to replace the lost native wood resource, and Alex Entrican who pressured the government to build the first mill that could process the new exotic crop of trees.
Forestry was one of New Zealand’s earliest industries. It has a rich history that is brought to life by the incredible archive of stills and film from Archives New Zealand, SCION – the forestry library, and Ngā Taonga Sound and Vision.