Story: Manawatū and Horowhenua places

Manawatū Gorge

Manawatū Gorge

Colonial painters such as William George Baker romanticised the landscape of the gorge, modelling their work on paintings of the acclaimed Rhine River gorge in Europe.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: G-295
Oil painting by William George Baker

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How to cite this page:

Malcolm McKinnon, 'Manawatū and Horowhenua places - Manawatū River and Gorge', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 May 2022)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 22 Apr 2015