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Te Rotokura lagoon

Te Rotokura lagoon

In the 1840s William Wakefield renamed Te Rotokura lagoon (also known as Para) Burnham Water. In the mid-1840s James Crawford settled on the Miramar Peninsula and painted this scene of his home, Glendavar, with the lagoon in the background. Crawford later drained Burnham Water to create more farmland.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: A-229-009
Watercolour by James Coutts Crawford

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Chris Maclean, 'Wellington places - Eastern suburbs', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/13421/te-rotokura-lagoon (accessed 7 December 2019)

Story by Chris Maclean, updated 1 Mar 2016