This idyllic pastoral scene depicts the Nelson settlement in 1842, a year after it was founded. In the foreground men are putting up a fence, while others cart and cut timber for it. In the background a homestead and its gardens are fenced off from the sheep and cattle grazing the nearby hills. This painting was used to promote Nelson to potential settlers.
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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.