Kōrero: Southland region

Map of Mataura (2 o 2)

Walter Mantell probably made this sketch in 1851, when he travelled to Southland to negotiate the purchase of the Murihiku block from Māori. The sketch is oriented to the south-west, with the Mataura River at the bottom. Also shown is the Waihopai stream, which enters the sea near present-day Invercargill. At the top is Ōmāui Hill, where the New River estuary joins the ocean. Localities around Invercargill – the Taurakitewaru bush and the Ōtarewa stream for example – are also identified.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: C-103-101
Watercolour by Walter Baldock Durrant Mantell

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:

David Grant, 'Southland region - Early settlement', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/zoomify/20247/map-of-mataura (accessed 20 January 2020)

He kōrero nā David Grant, updated 25 May 2015