Story: Rural mythologies

Ngāmatea station

Ngāmatea station

In the 1960s and 1970s artist Colin Wheeler produced several successful books illustrating historic sheep stations of New Zealand. This painting is of Ngāmatea, a large station in the centre of the North Island. The popularity of Wheeler’s paintings suggested that rural mythology remained strong.

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Penguin Random House
Reference: Wheeler, Colin. Historic sheep stations of the North Island. Wellington: Reed, 1973, p. 53.
Artwork by Colin Wheeler

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How to cite this page:

Jock Phillips, 'Rural mythologies - Rural myth lives on, 1945–1975', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/20326/ngamatea-station (accessed 23 September 2021)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 24 Nov 2008