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Hi,
Taken on my tour across New Zealand last June.
Lake Pearson is situated between Christchurch and Arthur's Pass on New Zealand's South Island. A truly stunningly beautiful part of the world. Taken from the top of a banking overlooking the lake, the photo is slightly cropped from the bottom to hide the road. (And campervan!!).
Lake Pearson is named after Joseph Pearson (1821-1901) who came from Cumbria U.K. to explore upper Waimakariri.
Joseph Pearson was born in 1821 at Bothel, Cumberland, overlooking Solway Firth, and throughout his life retained the broad North Country brogue. He was brought up on his father's farm and gained a good knowledge of stock there. He sailed from England for Australia on 3 March 1841 and was taken on as a cadet by a well-known squatter, Eden Grace, from whom he soon learnt the pastoralist business. He became a skilled and daring horseman and carried out several outstanding stock drives in Australia. (Source: An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand,1966)
I have some family interest as Pearson is the family name of my maternal line.
Hope you like the scene.
Take Care, John

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