Kōrero: The New Zealand bush

Bush hut (2 o 2)

Bush hut

The New Zealand bush, unlike Australia’s, was thick forest. It was usually dark and shady, and even to build a hut, trees had to be felled to provide light and some clear ground. This painting by Charles Blomfield is probably from the 1880s, and shows a Coromandel gold miner outside his hut.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: G-375
Oil painting by Charles Blomfield

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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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Jock Phillips, 'The New Zealand bush - What is the bush?', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/14494/bush-hut (accessed 21 January 2020)

He kōrero nā Jock Phillips, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007