Story: Rural mythologies

Canterbury sheep station

Canterbury sheep station

Henry Porcher Lance’s lithograph appeared as the frontispiece of the first edition of Lady Barker’s book, Station life in New Zealand (1870). Her account of living on a sheep run in inland Canterbury strengthened for British readers the positive image of the family farm in New Zealand.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: A-256-015
Tinted lithograph by Henry Porcher Lance

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 - Colonial myth making', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/20307/canterbury-sheep-station (accessed 22 June 2021)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 24 Nov 2008