Story: Marlborough region

Katherine Mansfield's Picton (1st of 2)

Katherine Mansfield's Picton

Katherine Mansfield’s paternal grandparents lived in Picton and she made frequent sea journeys to the town from Wellington as a young girl. Her story ‘The voyage’ draws on those experiences, including arrival at a Picton which would not have looked so different from the view presented in this 1912 painting.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: G-251

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How to cite this page:

Malcolm McKinnon, 'Marlborough region - Sport, recreation and culture', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/31804/katherine-mansfields-picton (accessed 21 July 2018)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 16 Nov 2016