In 1841 Thomas Mason purchased land at Taita and began cultivating it. By the 1870s when John Atherton Horsfall painted this watercolour, Mason's gardens contained many varieties of plants, shrubs and trees.
Story: Mason, Thomas
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James W. Brodie. 'Mason, Thomas', from the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/biographies/2m38/mason-thomas (accessed 28 March 2017)