Kōrero: Non-fiction

Samuel Butler's New Zealand home

Samuel Butler's New Zealand home

Samuel Butler arrived in New Zealand in 1860, and after exploring parts of Canterbury established a sheep run, Mesopotamia, west of the upper Rangitātā River. The simple huts there were later depicted in this painting by William Packe. Butler's efforts to develop Mesopotamia were described in his vivid account, A first year in Canterbury settlement (1863).

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: A-196-015
Watercolour by William Packe

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:

Alex Calder, 'Non-fiction - Settlement', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/43295/samuel-butlers-new-zealand-home (accessed 8 August 2022)

He kōrero nā Alex Calder, i tāngia i te 22 Oct 2014