Story: Hetley, Georgina Burne

New Zealand ferns, by Georgina Burne Hetley

New Zealand ferns, by Georgina Burne Hetley

Botanical artist Georgina Burne Hetley developed a love for the New Zealand bush during her residence in Taranaki from 1852 until 1863, and sought later to record its uniqueness in her depictions of indigenous flora such as this watercolour and ink sketch of North Island ferns.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Georgina Burne Hetley (B-073-022/027)
Reference: B-073-024
Watercolour by Georgina Burne Hetley

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

How to cite this page:

June Starke. 'Hetley, Georgina Burne', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 1993. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 12 April 2021)