Story: Stone fruit and the summerfruit industry

Mid-19th century peach gardens

Mid-19th century peach gardens

Joseph Hamley’s 1864 painting shows early European settlement on the banks of the Waipā River, near Whatawhata. The houses and pink blossoms of an established peach orchard indicate that this site had been inhabited for some years, although the area is surrounded by native forest.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: E-047-q-013
Watercolour by Joseph Osbertus Hamley

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Marie Dawkins, 'Stone fruit and the summerfruit industry - History', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 April 2024)

Story by Marie Dawkins, published 24 Nov 2008