Story: History of immigration

‘The level country at the South end’ (2nd of 3)

‘The level country at the South end’

This image in Adventure in New Zealand was drawn by the New Zealand Company draughtsman, Charles Heaphy. It shows land at the Nelson settlement near present-day Motueka, looking north-east towards the Marlborough Sounds. The cattle in the foreground were added to show intending emigrants that this was good ‘level’ farming country.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: PUBL-0011-07
Lithograph after a drawing by Charles Heaphy

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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Jock Phillips, 'History of immigration - British immigration and the New Zealand Company', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 1 December 2023)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Aug 2015