In 1875 John Gully painted this view of the Waimea Plains and its cultivated land, seen from the Barnicoat Range. Lack of flat land that could be cultivated was one of the major factors that limited Nelson’s early development. Behind Waimea Inlet are the low-lying Moutere Hills. Beyond them is the higher, snow-covered Arthur Range.
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