Story: Beach culture

On the beach, 1840s

On the beach, 1840s

This watercolour of the coast, by Samuel Charles Brees, is probably of Paekākāriki, looking south. The beach was an important route for travellers. The route along the west coast of the lower North Island was especially well used.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: B-031-004
Watercolour by Samuel Charles Brees

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How to cite this page:

Jock Phillips, 'Beach culture - Travellers on the beach', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 2 December 2023)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 12 Jun 2006