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An ideal settlement

An ideal settlement

This lithograph of New Plymouth in 1843 by Emma Wicksteed was reproduced in Edward Jerningham Wakefield's Adventure in New Zealand (1845) and presented an idealised view of the New Zealand Company settlement, with the aim of attracting more immigrants. Wakefield's text was also intended to give a positive impression, but it went beyond this with its idiosyncratic and lively descriptions of places and people.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: PUBL-0011-09-1
Lithograph by Emma Ancilla Wicksteed

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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Alex Calder, 'Non-fiction - Frontier reports', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 10 December 2023)

Story by Alex Calder, published 22 Oct 2014