Kōrero: Country towns

Bush clearing near Ōeo, 1893

Bush clearing near Ōeo, 1893

This watercolour by Thomas Good shows a typical bush clearing in the forested areas of the North Island. In this case, near Ōeo, Taranaki, settlers got established on the land before a local town was set up. In other places the town preceded settlement on the land.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: A-329-005
Ink and wash drawing by Thomas Good

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, 'Country towns - Origins', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/19390/bush-clearing-near-oeo-1893 (accessed 10 December 2023)

He kōrero nā Jock Phillips, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008