Story: South Canterbury places

Mesopotamia Station

Mesopotamia Station

Mesopotamia Station, shown here in 1871, became famous the following year as the initial setting of Samuel Butler’s novel Erewhon. Butler had owned the station between 1860 and 1863.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Making New Zealand Centennial Collection (PAColl-3060)
Reference: MNZ-0386-1/4-F

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John Wilson, 'South Canterbury places - Geraldine', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 September 2021)

Story by John Wilson, updated 17 Aug 2015