Story: Mason, Thomas

Thomas Mason's gardens at Taita, Hutt Valley, Wellington

Thomas Mason's gardens at Taita, Hutt Valley, Wellington

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.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: B-079-029
Watercolour by John Atherton Horsfall

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:

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)