Story: Taranaki region

Immigration barracks, 1841

Immigration barracks, 1841

To house the first Plymouth Company immigrants in March 1841, Richard Barrett and local Māori erected temporary accommodation on the beachfront at Ngāmotu. This lithograph shows an impressive row of substantial dwellings with a fancifully steep Mt Taranaki behind. The structures were almost certainly in a more typically Māori style than the artist’s depiction.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: PUBL-0048-01
Engraving after a drawing by Charles Heaphy

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Ron Lambert, 'Taranaki region - Early settlers', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/25291/immigration-barracks-1841 (accessed 17 July 2020)

Story by Ron Lambert, updated 1 Aug 2015