James Bragge, Making a Homestead, Forty Mile Bush near Woodville (ca 1878).

Te Papa, D.000152. Used with permission.


Occasional thoughts and reflections during the course of the Settler Environments project

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The global life of harakeke/flax

A remarkable book: John Murray's An Account of the Phormium Tenax; or New-Zealand Flax (1836)

Most of the nineteenth-century texts I look at say something about the way that British culture was imposed and adapted in New Zealand.

It's much rarer to see something that moves the other way.