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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