Kōrero: Visitors’ opinions about New Zealand

Rudyard Kipling in Dunedin (2 o 2)

Rudyard Kipling in Dunedin

Author Rudyard Kipling visited New Zealand at the age of 24 in 1891. This image shows him (right) in conversation, probably with William A. Ewing in his garden in Elm Row, Dunedin. Kipling was in New Zealand for only a month but he wrote a short story about it, described Auckland as 'last, loneliest, loveliest, exquisite, apart', decided that the Fiordland sounds were one of the wonders of the world, and considered that New Zealanders told so many tall tales that they were way up there with respect to 'yarn power'.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, M. S. Stephenson Collection
Reference: PAColl-0070
Photograph by R. A Ewing

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, 'Visitors’ opinions about New Zealand - The ‘Britain of the South’, 1860–1900', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/37101/rudyard-kipling-in-dunedin (accessed 27 January 2020)

He kōrero nā Jock Phillips, i tāngia i te 20 Jun 2012