Story: Perceptions of the landscape

‘Lake Wanaka from the entrance of Makarora’

‘Lake Wanaka from the entrance of Makarora’

The geologist Julius Haast made this watercolour and ink sketch on 25 March 1863. His view of the landscape reflected his interest in the rocky structure of the mountains around Lake Wānaka. He had recently crossed the pass which was later named after him – but this view looks south, away from it.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: C-097-001
Ink and watercolour sketch by Johann Franz Julius von Haast

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.

How to cite this page:

Jock Phillips. 'Perceptions of the landscape - Ways of looking', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, updated 8-Jul-13
URL: http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/14289/lake-wanaka-from-the-entrance-of-makarora