Walter Mantell drew these sketches during his 1848 journey from Kaiapoi to Dunedin. Mantell was responsible for setting aside reserves of land for the Ngāi Tahu tribe within the recently purchased Canterbury block. Clockwise from top left: a squashed hat; either Mantell or his assistant Malmanche looking through a theodolite; a Māori food storage platform; two men taking bearings across a river, with a theodolite.
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