Story: Southland region

Wharekōrari and Wills at Waikawa (1st of 2)

Wharekōrari and Wills at Waikawa

In 1848 the naturalist Walter Mantell was travelling through the South Island with Alfred Wills and Wharekōrari, a Māori guide. He painted this view of Southland, with Wharekōrari seated at left, and Wills lying on his pack, facing the hills.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: C-103-079
Watercolour by Walter Baldock Durrant Mantell

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David Grant, 'Southland region - Early settlement', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 September 2021)

Story by David Grant, updated 1 May 2015