Kōrero: Otago region

Lake Wānaka from Trig Hill

Lake Wānaka from Trig Hill

John Turnbull Thomson, Otago’s first provincial surveyor, was one of the first Europeans to see the inland lakes. In 1857 he painted this scene of Lake Wānaka from a summit to the east, north of Tarras. Thomson also took measurements from the hill – hence its name, Trig Hill.

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Watercolour by John Turnbull Thomson

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Otago region - The Otago settlement', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/22638/lake-wanaka-from-trig-hill (accessed 8 August 2020)

He kōrero nā Malcolm McKinnon, updated 1 May 2015