Story: Shrubs and small trees of the forest

Kōwhai Christmas card

Kōwhai Christmas card

Godley’s kōwhai is celebrated in this 19th century Christmas card. The card depicts the kōwhai’s flowers, foliage and natural habitat along the banks of the Rangitīkei River.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: E-068-008-1
Chromolithograph by Archibald Dudingston Willis

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.

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How to cite this page:

Joanna Orwin, 'Shrubs and small trees of the forest - Kōwhai and kākā beak', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/ephemera/13849/kowhai-christmas-card (accessed 1 April 2020)

Story by Joanna Orwin, published 24 Sep 2007, updated 1 Jul 2015