Story: King Country region

Alfred Burton and Edward Payton, 1885

Alfred Burton and Edward Payton, 1885

Photographer Alfred Burton, artist Edward Payton and surveyor John Rochford toured Te Rohe Pōtae in 1885 and recorded its people and landscape. Burton's photos in particular are seen as a valuable ethnographic record of Māori life in the region before Pākehā settlement. Burton (left) and Payton are pictured outside their Taumarunui whare. Burton is leaning on his camera case while Payton poses as if caught in the act of sketching.

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Photograph by Alfred Burton

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How to cite this page:

Kerryn Pollock, 'King Country region - Tourism, recreation and sport', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/34913/alfred-burton-and-edward-payton-1885 (accessed 14 November 2018)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, updated 30 Mar 2015