Kōrero: Shrubs and small trees of the forest

Kōwhai Christmas card

Kōwhai Christmas card

Godley’s kōwhai is celebrated in this 19th century Christmas card. The card depicts the kōwhai’s flowers, foliage and natural habitat along the banks of the Rangitīkei River.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: E-068-008-1
Chromolithograph by Archibald Dudingston Willis

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:

Joanna Orwin, 'Shrubs and small trees of the forest - Kōwhai and kākā beak', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/ephemera/13849/kowhai-christmas-card (accessed 11 August 2020)

He kōrero nā Joanna Orwin, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007, updated 1 Jul 2015