Kōrero: Canterbury region

Early Canterbury

Early Canterbury

Canterbury is a region of extensive views, as artists soon recognised. This 1851 etching, ‘Part of the great plain, Canterbury settlement’, is from a drawing by future premier William Fox. The vista stretches from the Bridle Path, at the top of the Port Hills, and across the Canterbury Plains, where the Heathcote River winds to the coast. The hills of North Canterbury are in the distance.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: PUBL-0001-3
Etching by Thomas Allom

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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John Wilson, 'Canterbury region - Overview', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/10288/early-canterbury (accessed 28 February 2020)

He kōrero nā John Wilson, reviewed & revised 6 Jul 2015