In 1924 Ursula Bethell established a home with Effie Pollen at Rise Cottage, on the Cashmere Hills above Christchurch, with a view over the plains to the Southern Alps. There she made a garden from the clay hillside, and much of her poetry was based on this experience. Her first collection of poems, which appeared in 1929, was entitled From a garden in the antipodes. Here Ursula Bethell is shown in her Rise Cottage garden with her cat.
Using this item
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.