Kōrero: Rural mythologies

‘Good-bye to the old hut’ (1 o 3)

‘Good-bye to the old hut’

Laurence Kennaway came to Canterbury with his brother in 1851, and three years later took up land at Alford, in the forks of the Ashburton River. Pioneering in the Canterbury back country was tough, and rather different from the pastoral life he had imagined. After returning to England, Kennaway wrote and illustrated a book, Crusts, which described the realities of that frontier life. This illustration from the book depicts the brothers losing their first hut in a fire.

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Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Reference: Laurence J. Kennaway, Crusts: a settler's fare due south. London: Sampson Low, Marston, Low & Searle, 1874.

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Jock Phillips, 'Rural mythologies - Colonial myth making', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/20308/good-bye-to-the-old-hut (accessed 25 September 2020)

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