Story: Rural mythologies

New Plymouth in 1843 (3rd of 3)

New Plymouth in 1843

This lithograph, published in Edward Jerningham Wakefield’s book, Adventure in New Zealand, is of the New Zealand Company settlement at New Plymouth. It was based on a painting by Emma Wicksteed, and was the first part of a three-part panorama of New Plymouth. The text says that it was the view from ‘the garden of the Company’s agent ... and the colonists are essentially agricultural.’ The cows on the beach, the sheep on the distant hills, the horses in the street, and the people tilling their crops emphasise the agricultural element of the town.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: PUBL-0011-09-1
Hand-coloured lithograph by Emma Ancilla Wicksteed

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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How to cite this page:

Jock Phillips, 'Rural mythologies - Immigrant hopes', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/20300/new-plymouth-in-1843 (accessed 21 July 2017)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 24 Nov 2008