Story: Marlborough region

Waka on the Pelorus River (1st of 4)

Waka on the Pelorus River

Surveyor and artist Charles Heaphy painted this picture of waka (canoes) on the Pelorus River based on a sketch by E. J. Wakefield, probably made when Wakefield visited the valley in 1839. The setting is probably near present-day Canvastown.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: A-145-007
Watercolour by Charles Heaphy

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How to cite this page:

Malcolm McKinnon, 'Marlborough region - Transport and communications', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 October 2021)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 1 Nov 2016