Story: Stewart Island/Rakiura

Settlement at Paterson Inlet, 1879

Settlement at Paterson Inlet, 1879

Christopher Aubrey painted this scene as a way of thanking the Smith family for their hospitality to him. The shores and islands of Paterson Inlet/Whaka ā Te Wera were one of the settled parts of Stewart Island in the 19th century. The painting shows the farm of ‘Yankee’ Smith at the far left and the house of whaler Manuel Gomez in the middle.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: C-126-010
Watercolour by Christopher Aubrey

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Carl Walrond, 'Stewart Island/Rakiura - History to 1850', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 May 2022)

Story by Carl Walrond, updated 1 May 2015