Story: History of immigration

Kororāreka, April 1840

Kororāreka, April 1840

As more whaling ships stopped for rest and recuperation in the Bay of Islands, a growing number of traders and grog-sellers set up business to cater to the visitors. This 1846 lithograph, ‘Mouillage de Korora-reka (Baie des Iles)’, was based on a watercolour painted by the surgeon on the French corvette Astrolabe. It shows the extent of shipping traffic and onshore housing at Kororāreka (Russell) by 1840.

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Hocken Library, University of Otago
Lithograph by Léon Jean-Baptiste Sabatier after Louis Le Breton

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Jock Phillips, 'History of immigration - A growing settlement: 1825 to 1839', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/1535/kororareka-april-1840 (accessed 30 September 2020)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Aug 2015