Story: Bay of Plenty region

Canoes trading in Auckland

Canoes trading in Auckland

The needs of the new colonial capital, Auckland, fostered commerce throughout the upper North Island. Young men from the Bay of Plenty and other districts came to earn wages by making roads. Those who stayed behind grew and shipped potatoes, onions, corn, wheat and salt pork to the growing government town. This watercolour was painted about 1852.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: B-078-012
Watercolour by W. S. Hatton

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Bay of Plenty region - Māori and European: 1769 to 1869', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 April 2024)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 1 Aug 2016