This coloured lithograph from a sketch by Mrs Wicksteed, the wife of a New Zealand Company agent, was printed in E. J. Wakefield’s Adventure in New Zealand in 1845. It is a romanticised image designed to entice British pioneers to Taranaki. The first New Zealand Company settlers had arrived in 1841, and looked with longing on Te Āti Awa’s fertile lands.
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Alexander Turnbull Library, Edward Jerningham Wakefield, 1820–1879: Illustrations to 'Adventure in New Zealand' Collection (PUBL-0011)
Hand-coloured lithograph after a drawing by Emma Ancilla Wicksteed
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.