Story: Nelson places

Waimea Plains: looking north-west (1st of 2)

Waimea Plains: looking north-west

In 1875 John Gully painted this view of the Waimea Plains and its cultivated land, seen from the Barnicoat Range. Lack of flat land that could be cultivated was one of the major factors that limited Nelson’s early development. Behind Waimea Inlet are the low-lying Moutere Hills. Beyond them is the higher, snow-covered Arthur Range.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
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Chromolithograph by John Gully

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Carl Walrond, 'Nelson places - Richmond and the Waimea Plains', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/29003/waimea-plains-looking-north-west (accessed 17 April 2024)

Story by Carl Walrond, updated 22 Apr 2015