Canterbury, New Zealand

by Renae

Canterbury, New Zealand, originally uploaded by CarolinaRen.

This is the third postcard in the series, showing the Canterbury region and Christchurch, where my sister visited recently. I love all the extra detail on this map, and how it shows the area represented in the box at upper right. See Mt. Cook there in the background? It is NZ’s highest peak. I want to visit here! From the back: “Noted for its sheep, grain and mixed farming, Canterbury is bounded by the magnificent Southern Alps in the west and by the Pacific Ocean in the east. Its plains constitute the greatest expanse of flat land in New Zealand. Fewer than 1,000 Maoris inhabited the area when the original European settlers arrived in the early 1840s.”

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