Kōrero: Wetlands

Original swamplands (1 o 2)

Original swamplands

The primeval character of old Auckland is captured in this 1889 painting by Alfred Sharpe, ‘Golden evening, New Zealand’. The swampy land is covered with rushes, tree ferns, flax and cabbage trees. When first seen by Europeans, Auckland had extensive wetlands and swamps. These were quickly drained and reclaimed for settlement. One of the best known was the cabbage tree swamp, now the site of Eden Park and surrounding residential areas.

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Auckland Art Gallery – Toi o Tāmaki
Watercolour by Alfred Sharpe

Permission of Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Peter Johnson, 'Wetlands - What are wetlands?', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/14282/original-swamplands (accessed 30 November 2020)

He kōrero nā Peter Johnson, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007