Story: Country towns

Bush clearing near Ōeo, 1893

Bush clearing near Ōeo, 1893

This watercolour by Thomas Good shows a typical bush clearing in the forested areas of the North Island. In this case, near Ōeo, Taranaki, settlers got established on the land before a local town was set up. In other places the town preceded settlement on the land.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: A-329-005
Ink and wash drawing by Thomas Good

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Jock Phillips, 'Country towns - Origins', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 April 2024)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 24 Nov 2008