In the 1960s and 1970s artist Colin Wheeler produced several successful books illustrating historic sheep stations of New Zealand. This painting is of Ngāmatea, a large station in the centre of the North Island. The popularity of Wheeler’s paintings suggested that rural mythology remained strong.
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Reference: Wheeler, Colin. Historic sheep stations of the North Island. Wellington: Reed, 1973, p. 53.
Artwork by Colin Wheeler
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