Story: History of immigration

‘Port Nicholson from the hills above Pitone in 1840’ (3rd of 3)

‘Port Nicholson from the hills above Pitone in 1840’

Wellington was the third New Zealand Company settlement. This lithograph from a drawing by Charles Heaphy, looking from the Hutt hills towards Matiu (Somes Island), suggested to prospective settlers that Wellington had plenty of flat land around its harbour. This time the added bucolic touches included a farm worker and some pigs in the foreground.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: PUBL-0009
Hand-coloured lithograph after a drawing by Charles Heaphy

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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Jock Phillips, 'History of immigration - British immigration and the New Zealand Company', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/4001/port-nicholson-from-the-hills-above-pitone-in-1840 (accessed 29 March 2017)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 11 Aug 2015