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The colours, or standards, of the Taranaki Militia and Volunteers. The colours feature two flags and the British Crown.
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View of a mission building on top of a brown, barren hill. Child and woman centre left foreground. Unfinished pencil outline of male figure? on path half way down hill. Small green hedge runs along base of hill and half way along middle of hill. Painted in predominately blue and brown hues with touch of green.
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A cross-shaped section of the forest floor at Te Ngutu o te Manu, South Taranaki, littered with both brown dead leaves and small branches of green foliage. A dark background presses in from the edges of the painting. The painting visualises what Shepherd imagines to be soldier Gustavus von Tempsky's last visual memory before his death at Te Ngutu o te Manu on 7 September 1868. It also explores the inaccuracy of memories as they are recorded in history. Shepherd was inspired to paint this subject after he spent three days travelling around Taranaki War sites with Puke Ariki's Manager Heritage Collections, Kelvin Day.
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