Some people began to suggest that the tough conditions of the New Zealand frontier and the ‘bracing climate’ of the country were character forming. L. J. Kennaway wrote and illustrated a book, Crusts: a settler’s fare due south, in which he described the harsh conditions of looking after sheep in Canterbury in the 1870s. Here he depicts a rough colonial shelter in the rain.
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Reference: Laurence J. Kennaway, Crusts: a settler's fare due south. London: Sampson Low, Marston, Low & Searle, 1874.
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