Story: Rural language

‘An English landscape’ (1st of 2)

‘An English landscape’

The pastoral landscape of England, familiar to many 19th-century New Zealand settlers, is depicted in an oil painting by Henry Milbourne. New Zealand’s rugged tussock- and bush-covered topography was a complete contrast, and new words were needed to describe it.

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Auckland Art Gallery – Toi o Tāmaki
Oil on canvas by Henry Milbourne

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How to cite this page:

Dianne Bardsley, 'Rural language - The evolution of rural language', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 April 2024)

Story by Dianne Bardsley, published 24 Nov 2008