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New Zealand Company propaganda (1 o 3)

New Zealand Company propaganda

The New Zealand Company tried to attract settlers from Britain by publishing romanticised images of New Zealand. A major source of this propaganda was Edward Jerningham Wakefield’s book, Adventure in New Zealand, published in London in 1845. It contained many coloured lithographs. This one, from a drawing by William Mein Smith, the first New Zealand Company surveyor general, shows the company settlement of Petre (Whanganui) in September 1841.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: PUBL-0011-05
Hand-coloured lithograph after a drawing by William Mein Smith

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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Jock Phillips, 'History of immigration - British immigration and the New Zealand Company', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/2093/new-zealand-company-propaganda (accessed 24 August 2019)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Aug 2015