This watercolour by Thomas Good shows a typical bush clearing in the forested areas of the North Island. In this case, near Ōeo, Taranaki, settlers got established on the land before a local town was set up. In other places the town preceded settlement on the land.
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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.