Story: South Canterbury region

Mt Cook homestead

Mt Cook homestead

Andrew and Catherine Burnett pose with their children outside their Mt Cook homestead, in the 1870s. The family had to endure extreme isolation. In 1873 Joanna Acland-Troyte was part of a group that visited the Burnetts on their way to Aoraki/Mt Cook. The visit caused quite a stir. Joanna was the first woman other than their mother that the Burnett children had ever seen.

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John Wilson, 'South Canterbury region - Early European history', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/11337/mt-cook-homestead (accessed 16 February 2019)

Story by John Wilson, updated 2 Feb 2017