Published:  

April 2007. Revised 2011.

DOC manages a large number of backcountry huts, a great many of which were built as part of wild animal control operations by the New Zealand Forest Service and, to a lesser extent, by its predecessor, the Deer Division of the Department of Internal Affairs and the Wildlife Service.

DOC manages a large number of backcountry huts, a great many of which were built as part of wild animal control operations by the New Zealand Forest Service and, to a lesser extent, by its predecessor, the Deer Division of the Department of Internal Affairs and the Wildlife Service.


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Wild Animal Control Huts: A National Heritage Identification Study (PDF, 5514K)

Publication cover.
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Table of contents

  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction
    • Commission details
    • Purpose
    • Philosophical basis
    • Assessing significance
  • Part 1: A General History
    • The genie out of the bottle
    • Late releases and early culling
    • Government culling under Internal Affairs
    • The first hut building programme
    • New Zealand Forest Service takes over
    • Dip Flat
    • Helicopter hunting and the demise of the Government hunter
    • Recreation
    • The mythology of the deer culler
  • Part 2: The heritage value of wild animal control huts
    • Historical
    • Physical
    • Social/cultural
  • Part 3: Hut building 1946–1985
    • Internal Affairs 1946–1956
    • New Zealand Forest Service 1956–1985
  • Part 4: Wild Animal Control Huts – a template for assessment
    • Introduction
    • Criteria
  • Part 5: Further work
    • Further sources of information
  • Part 6: Sources
    • Primary
    • Secondary
  • Appendix 1: Candidates for historic status
  • Appendix 2: Philosophical basis
  • Appendix 3: NZFS Hut plans

Publication information

ISBN 978-0-478-14190-0 online

This report was prepared for publication by Heritage Appreciation Unit, Department of Conservation, Wellington.

Contact

Whare Kaupapa Atawhai / Conservation House Head Office
Phone:   +64 4 471 0726
Address:   18-32 Manners Street
Wellington 6011
Email:   enquiries@doc.govt.nz
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Historic heritage topics - Huts


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