Kōrero: South Canterbury region

Mt Cook homestead

Mt Cook homestead

Andrew and Catherine Burnett pose with their children outside their Mt Cook homestead, in the 1870s. The family had to endure extreme isolation. In 1873 Joanna Acland-Troyte was part of a group that visited the Burnetts on their way to Aoraki/Mt Cook. The visit caused quite a stir. Joanna was the first woman other than their mother that the Burnett children had ever seen.

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South Canterbury Museum
Reference: 1946

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

John Wilson, 'South Canterbury region - Early European history', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/11337/mt-cook-homestead (accessed 22 May 2022)

He kōrero nā John Wilson, updated 1 Feb 2017