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dc.contributor.authorCorboy, Craig
dc.date.accessioned2010-10-20T23:52:46Z
dc.date.available2010-10-20T23:52:46Z
dc.date.issued1985
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/2701
dc.description.abstractThroughout the history of Christchurch the Avon has proved to be an invaluable asset to the people of the city. For the early settlers of Christchurch it was their only water supply. Horses were once watered in the Avon and the carts which they pulled washed down. Various mills on the Avon supplied the cities bakers with flour. But the rivers greatest value is that of a recreational resource. The wide range of recreational uses it has is virtually unequalled by any other recreational area or venue in the city. Not only is the actual river used, but so too are its surroundings. The numerous recreational areas and sites along the river would be of far less value, or even non existent, if the river were not part of them. This study involves a description of the main recreational uses of the Avon and its surroundings, from the upper reaches to its entry into the estuary. The estuary itself would involve a separate study. The objectives are to show the rivers importance as a recreational resource and to outline some of the problems and recommend solutions. It is also to show the important part local authorities play in the management of the river and their responsibility to it.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherLincoln College, University of Canterburyen
dc.rights.urihttps://researcharchive.lincoln.ac.nz/page/rights
dc.subjectAvon Riveren
dc.subjectChristchurchen
dc.subjectrecreational resourcesen
dc.subjectwaterway ecologyen
dc.subjectparks and reservesen
dc.titleThe Avon river: a recreational resourceen
dc.typeDissertationen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Canterburyen
thesis.degree.levelDiplomaen
thesis.degree.nameDiploma of Parks and Recreationen
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Social Science, Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Sporten
dc.rights.accessRightsDigital thesis can be viewed by current staff and students of Lincoln University only. Print copy available for reading in Lincoln University Library. May be available through inter-library loan.en
dc.subject.anzsrc050104 Landscape Ecologyen
dc.subject.anzsrc160402 Recreation, Leisure and Tourism Geographyen


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