Kōrero: Rural mythologies

Reid family, Whangamomona

Reid family, Whangamomona

James McAllister’s photograph of a frontier family outside their slab hut in inland Taranaki, about 1898, illustrates the later-mythologised idea of pioneers carving out their farm from the bush.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, James McAllister Collection (PAColl-3054)
Reference: 1/2-065619; G
Photograph by James McAllister

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/20304/reid-family-whangamomona (accessed 24 September 2020)

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