Story: Te Āti Awa of Taranaki

New Plymouth, 1843

New Plymouth, 1843

This coloured lithograph from a sketch by Mrs Wicksteed, the wife of a New Zealand Company agent, was printed in E. J. Wakefield’s Adventure in New Zealand in 1845. It is a romanticised image designed to entice British pioneers to Taranaki. The first New Zealand Company settlers had arrived in 1841, and looked with longing on Te Āti Awa’s fertile lands.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Edward Jerningham Wakefield, 1820–1879: Illustrations to 'Adventure in New Zealand' Collection (PUBL-0011)
Reference: PUBL-0011-09-2
Hand-coloured lithograph after a drawing 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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How to cite this page:

Peter Adds, 'Te Āti Awa of Taranaki - Europeans arrive', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/788/new-plymouth-1843 (accessed 6 December 2019)

Story by Peter Adds, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 22 Mar 2017