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Photograph of Lucy Lord, or Takiora, a Maori interpretor and guide for British soldiers during the New Zealand Wars. Lord is wearing a formal European style dress and a hat with a feather in it. She is resting her left hand on a pedestal. The studio background consists of an outdoors scene with stone baulstrade. Lord is angled to the right.
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PHO2003-557

Name/Title
Copy of original carte de visite portrait of a woman identified as 'Puhiwahine', wife of Wiremu Kingi Te Rangitaake, mother of Pehi, grandmother of Te Rako. It is likely the description name reflects this woman's status as puhi, a woman of prestige within her iwi. Gordan thereby identifies the woman in this portrait as Te Kautu-ki-te-rangi who was Te Rangitaake's first wife, the mother of Eruera Kingi Te Pehi, who had a son Eruera Reretawangawanga Te Rako.

In the portrait, Te Kautu-ki-te-rangi is seated, appearing from the waist up, facing toward her right and looking down. Her chair is slightly visible on the right side of the photograph. She wears her hair out at shoulder length with a fringe. She is also wearing a kaitaka, adorned with feathers on her left shoulder, and a lace with three pounamu around her neck. The photograph is included on page 48 of William Francis Robert Gordon's album "Some "Soldiers of the Queen" who served in the Maori Wars and Other Notable Persons Connected Herewith".
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PHO2017-0088

Red leather bound photograph album with the title "Some "Soldiers of the Queen" who served in the Maori Wars and Other Notable Persons Connected therewith" embossed in gold lettering on the cover. The album is compiled by William Francis Robert Gordon and contains 455 photographic copies of original photographs, mostly carte-de-visite portraits of people related to the New Zealand Wars. It is assumed most of these copies were taken by Gordon himself. Most of the photographs are silver gelatin chloride printing-out paper prints, with the exception of five albumen prints, six silver gelatin bromide developing-out paper prints and six photomechanical reproductions. A portion of the imagery in the album is loosely ordered into regiments.
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PHO2011-1997

Copy photograph of a studio portrait of Miss Mary Gilfillan, who was badly injured in the Gilfillan massacre on 18 April 1847 at Matarawa, near Whanganui. Mary Gilfillan is seated at a table and rests one elbow on an open book with her hand held near her face. She is wearing a dress and a scarf. She is pictured in profile. The photograph is included on page 8 of William Francis Robert Gordon's album "Some "Soldiers of the Queen" who served in the Maori Wars and Other Notable Persons Connected Herewith".
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PHO2011-2344

Copy photograph of a studio portrait of Miss Sarah Gilfillan, a survivor of the Gilfillan massacre, which took place on 18 April 1847 at Matarawa, near Whanganui. She was 6 years old at the time and was unharmed in the attack. The photograph is a bust portrait and shows Sarah Gilfillan dressed in a dress and jacket. She has a cameo brooch/necklace at her throat. Her hair is tied up on her head. The photograph is included on page 8 of William Francis Robert Gordon's album "Some "Soldiers of the Queen" who served in the Maori Wars and Other Notable Persons Connected Herewith".
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PHO2011-2350

Copy photograph of portrait of Jane Foley (Heni Pore), also known as Heni Te Kiri Karamu, who risked her own life to give water to the wounded during the battle of Gate Pa, Tauranga, on 29 April 1864. She is pictured standing next to a flag adorned with a cross, three stars, a crescent moon and the words "AOTEAROA". She is wearing a European style dress, a hat and is holding an umbrella in one hand. The photograph is included on page 15 of William Francis Robert Gordon's album "Some "Soldiers of the Queen" who served in the Maori Wars and Other Notable Persons Connected Herewith".
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PHO2012-0016

Name/Title
Copy photograph of a painting of Lady Eliza Lucy Grey (nee Spencer), wife of Sir George Grey. She is pictured standing in profile with her head turned towards the viewer. She is wearing a formal dress and holds a flower in one hand. The background features numerous trees. The photograph is included on page 18 of William Francis Robert Gordon's album "Some "Soldiers of the Queen" who served in the Maori Wars and Other Notable Persons Connected Herewith".
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PHO2012-0200

Copy of two original carte de visite portraits of Ngāti Pāmoana rangatira Haimona Heroti Te Aoterangi and 'Hatareta' or Harata, his wife. The left portrait shows Haimona seated, facing forward with his hands on his lap. He is dressed in light-toned trousers, a dark-toned jacket with a lapel handkerchief, and a chequered waist coat. His hair is dark and short, and he has full sideburns connecting with a large moustache. In the right portrait, Harata appears seated, facing forward with her left hand across her torso and her right hand in her lap. She wears a dark-toned dress and jacket, with a high white collar. She also wears earrings, a long necklace, a dark-toned headdress, and a ring on her left wedding finger. Harata has a moko kauae on her chin. Both portraits are oval shaped. The photograph is included on page 57 of William Francis Robert Gordon's album "Some "Soldiers of the Queen" who served in the Maori Wars and Other Notable Persons Connected Herewith".
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PHO2018-0002

Name/Title
Copy of an original carte de visite portrait of Mary Ann Nuki Benson (Rongowhakaata, Ngāti Kahungunu, Pākehā), who married William Sampson and later married Captain Gladwyn Wynyard (58th Regiment). Nuki appears facing slightly toward her right, wearing a kaitaka around her shoulders, adorned with tāniko. Her hair is long and curly, draped across her shoulders. The photograph is included on page 58 of William Francis Robert Gordon's album "Some "Soldiers of the Queen" who served in the Maori Wars and Other Notable Persons Connected Herewith".
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PHO2018-0011

Name/Title
Copy of an original carte de visite portrait of Ngarongoa Katene, also known as Huria Matenga (Julia Martin) of Te Atiawa, Ngāti Tama and Ngāti Toa affiliation, daughter of Whakapuaka rangatira, near Nelson. Matenga appears seated, facing forward. Dressed in a dark-toned dress, belt, and light-toned scarf, Matenga rests her left hand on the side of her face, and her right hand in her lap. Her long, curly hair is half back and half down, covering her shoulders and left arm. The painted studio background is visible, along with part of the chair in which she sits, and an unidentified object on the right. The photograph is included on page 56 of William Francis Robert Gordon's album "Some "Soldiers of the Queen" who served in the Maori Wars and Other Notable Persons Connected Herewith".
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PHO2017-0142
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