Story: Perceptions of the landscape

Nelson in 1842

Nelson in 1842

John Saxton’s hand-coloured lithograph, published in Edward Jerningham Wakefield’s Adventure in New Zealand, was intended to attract settlers to New Zealand. It showed Nelson as prosperous and progressive, with comfortable houses in the distance and people in the foreground surveying, building houses and working the land.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: PUBL-0011-06-2
Hand-coloured lithograph after a drawing by John Waring Saxton

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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Jock Phillips, 'Perceptions of the landscape - European settlement', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/14387/nelson-in-1842 (accessed 26 July 2021)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 24 Sep 2007