Kōrero: Rural mythologies

Okoaro, New Plymouth

Okoaro, New Plymouth

This tinted lithograph of the cottage of J. Stephenson Smith was probably by Hannah Stephenson Smith in 1857. She was the sister of Charles Hursthouse and the lithograph appeared as the frontispiece of Hursthouse’s influential guide for immigrants, New Zealand, or, Zealandia, the Britain of the south. The image, with sheep, cows and a haystack, was a perfect illustration to Hursthouse’s book, as he promised intending migrants that New Zealand was ‘the Eden of the world’.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: A-256-039
Tinted lithograph by Hannah Stephenson 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, 'Rural mythologies - Immigrant hopes', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/20302/okoaro-new-plymouth (accessed 24 September 2020)

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