Kōrero: European exploration

‘Exploring party in the Wairarapa’

‘Exploring party in the Wairarapa’

The New Zealand Company sent explorers eastwards from Wellington to the Wairarapa. This 1840s watercolour by the company’s chief surveyor, William Mein Smith, shows a party on the Wairarapa plains, with Mt Holdsworth as a snowy peak in the distant Tararua Range.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: B-062-021
Watercolour by William Mein Smith

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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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Jock Phillips, 'European exploration - New Zealand Company exploration', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/11256/exploring-party-in-the-wairarapa (accessed 1 June 2020)

He kōrero nā Jock Phillips, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007