Kōrero: Taranaki region

Immigration barracks, 1841

Immigration barracks, 1841

To house the first Plymouth Company immigrants in March 1841, Richard Barrett and local Māori erected temporary accommodation on the beachfront at Ngāmotu. This lithograph shows an impressive row of substantial dwellings with a fancifully steep Mt Taranaki behind. The structures were almost certainly in a more typically Māori style than the artist’s depiction.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: PUBL-0048-01
Engraving after a drawing by Charles Heaphy

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:

Ron Lambert, 'Taranaki region - Early settlers', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/25291/immigration-barracks-1841 (accessed 13 August 2020)

He kōrero nā Ron Lambert, updated 1 Aug 2015