Story: Southland region

Invercargill, 1859

Invercargill, 1859

J. R. Cuthbertson made this sketch of Invercargill three years after the settlement was founded. Buildings line the bank of the Ōtepuni (Ōtarewa) Creek, with the once extensive Taurakitewaru forest behind.

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Southland Museum and Art Gallery
Reference: O78.332
Watercolour by John Robert Cuthbertson

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David Grant, 'Southland region - Growth on the plains', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 12 August 2022)

Story by David Grant, updated 1 May 2015