Samuel Brees's watercolour of his cottage in Wellington is a good expression of the ideal which drove settlers to New Zealand and which they endeavoured to protect once they had arrived. It is a 'middle landscape', free both of the crowded streets of the city and the uncouth wildness of the bush. Instead we see comfortable houses and gardens for families set amid a pastoral landscape.
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