Kōrero: Rural mythologies

‘Look out!’ (3 o 3)

‘Look out!’

In Crusts, Laurence Kennaway’s account of pioneering the Canterbury backcountry, his description of hunting is rather less heroic and enthusiastic than in other colonial memoirs. As illustrated by Kennaway’s sketch, he tells of how his brother was thrown off his horse while another companion was pulled up short by a ‘double-tusked intruder’ (a wild pig). In his book, Kennaway gently deflated some of the cherished myths of the farming life in colonial New Zealand.

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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/20310/look-out (accessed 25 September 2020)

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