Kōrero: Housing

Colonising the landscape

Colonising the landscape

The erection of European-style houses in the first towns and the countryside signalled the colonisation of the New Zealand landscape. In 1841 Wellington had European housing along Lambton Quay. While Māori resided in Wellington at the time, their number decreased as the city grew. In this view Māori socialise beside a flagstaff above the town. While this was partly a device to provide pictorial interest, it also suggested Māori belonged on the periphery of town life.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: C-026-001-b
Lithograph by Charles Heaphy

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Ben Schrader, 'Housing - Ideas about housing', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/38663/colonising-the-landscape (accessed 7 July 2022)

He kōrero nā Ben Schrader, i tāngia i te 5 Sep 2013