A surveyor stands over a survey peg hammered in the ground, while a Māori assistant holds the stand for his theodolite. Two other assistants hold sickles for clearing scrub. The tents of the survey party are visible in the background. Surveyors laid out the lines of roads – some of which were never built. These are today termed ‘paper roads’.
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