Story: Mason, Thomas

Thomas Mason's gardens at Taita, Hutt Valley, Wellington

Thomas Mason's gardens at Taita, Hutt Valley, Wellington

In 1841 Thomas Mason purchased land at Taita and began cultivating it. By the 1870s when John Atherton Horsfall painted this watercolour, Mason's gardens contained many varieties of plants, shrubs and trees.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: B-079-029
Watercolour by John Atherton Horsfall

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How to cite this page:

James W. Brodie. 'Mason, Thomas', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 1993. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, https://teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/2m38/mason-thomas (accessed 8 December 2019)