Story: Perceptions of the landscape

Photograph of Milford Sound (1st of 2)

Photograph of Milford Sound

At the end of the 19th century, international tourists began visiting New Zealand. Some places became iconic tourist attractions – among them Mitre Peak in Milford Sound. This 1889 photograph of the scene was taken by Alfred Burton of the Dunedin firm Burton Brothers. Within a decade, tourists would be walking the Milford Track, and New Zealand’s southern lakes became known for their great natural beauty.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Burton Brothers Collection
Reference: PA7-31-29
Photograph by Burton Brothers

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:

Jock Phillips, 'Perceptions of the landscape - Scenic New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/14398/photograph-of-milford-sound (accessed 29 September 2020)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 24 Sep 2007