Story: Perceptions of the landscape

Lake Coleridge Station

Lake Coleridge Station

This watercolour, done by Charles Barraud in 1870, gives a striking impression of the sense of spaciousness and isolation that many settlers felt. Lake Coleridge, in the Canterbury high country, is near the station where Lady Barker wrote of ‘solitude so intense’.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: D-022-007
Watercolour by Charles Decimus Barraud

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Jock Phillips, 'Perceptions of the landscape - European settlement', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 June 2024)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 24 Sep 2007