Kōrero: Rural mythologies

Bush home

Bush home

As this photo suggests, the reality of a settlement in the New Zealand bush was rather cruder, rougher and steeper than the pastoral images of immigrant propaganda. A rural mythology grew up around pioneers such as these, who cut down trees and established their homes and farms on the frontier.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: 1/2-066717; G

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:

Jock Phillips, 'Rural mythologies - Immigrant hopes', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/20303/bush-home (accessed 21 September 2021)

He kōrero nā Jock Phillips, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008