Story: European exploration

Canoeing up the Manawatū

Canoeing up the Manawatū

This scene was sketched by Bishop Selwyn in his letter book. It shows him travelling up the Manawatū River in November 1843. Intrepid Pākehā explorers commonly depended on the guidance, and often the muscle power, of Māori.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, George Augustus Selwyn Papers
Reference: qMS-1774-145
Pen and ink drawing by George Augustus Selwyn

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Jock Phillips, 'European exploration - Discovery and exploration', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/11246/canoeing-up-the-manawatu (accessed 10 December 2019)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 24 Sep 2007