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Photographic print of the head of a ribband fish adhered to paper. Hand drawn additions have been made to the head in ink. A handwritten annotation is written along the bottom of the artwork.
Accession No
A66.617

Name/Title
Photographic print of a pen and ink drawing by W.F. Gordon (entitled "STRAY LEAVES") adhered to a piece of brown card which in turn was originally attached to a larger piece of brown card - but which has now come away. Adhered to larger piece of board is a newspaper article entitled "STRAY LEAVES" / Representing a Study-table". Machine printed text (in red) below photographic print reads as follows: ""STRAY LEAVES." / Pen and Ink Picture, by W.F. Gordon. Awarded Medal at Sydney Intercolonial Exhibition, 1879; and Certificates of Merit at Melbourne Exhibition, 1880, and Dunedin Exhibition, 1881." Hand written in black ink lower right hand side of text reads as follows: "With W.F. Gordon's Compliments / New Plymouth Nov 27th 1922.". Newspaper article explains the various objects included in the study sketch (the article claims thee are over seventy different articles in the picture) some are listed as follows: N.Z. telegram; cheque, pencil, dominoes, matches, cards, a one pound note, old N.Z. threepenny ticket, Punch, the Sydney Morning Herald and a letter from "Polly Plum".
Accession No
A66.763

Photograph of the plan of the Turuturu Mokai Redoubt in Hawera. Plan depicts the redoubt as it was in 1868 before it was attacked by Hauhaus on 12 July. The plan shows various aspects of the redoubt including the placement of tents, guard rooms, Captain Ross's whare outside the redoubt walls, and even the location of what was presumed to be Ross's heart after he was killed during the ambush. The plan has been adhered to brown coloured card.
Accession No
PHO2002-456

Photograph of the plan of Marsland Hill showing the old barracks and buildings on the hill during 1850s and 60s, with inset plan of Pukaka pa from F.A. Carrington's survey of 1841.The photographed plan has been mounted on brown card. The photograph has been adhered to the mount unevenly.
Accession No
PHO2002-617

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.
Accession No
PHO2003-557

Man (possibly W. F. Gordon) photographed at site of Te Arei Sap, Pukerangiora.
Accession No
PHO2004-166

Photograph of the Orongomaihangai Pa on the Kaihihi River. There are trees in the foreground. The pa, large dirt mount, can be seen just past the first row of trees. There are cliffs in the backround and the river is on the right side of the image. The photograph is accompanied by information pertaining to the Maori defeat that took place at the site in October 1860.
Accession No
PHO2004-667

View of Pukekakariki, Okato. Site of battle, October 1860. Side of Mt. Taranaki visible in background. View of river and trees/bush in foreground. Rolling hills with some trees on top in background.
Accession No
PHO2004-668

Name/Title
Photographic copy of pencil sketch of Titokowaru at Mangaone kainga, Sunday 22 March 1885. Titokowaru is seated on the ground, he is holding his knees in his arms. In front of him is a plate of bread, a bowl, and a teacup. He has a long beard and is not wearing shoes. The sketch depicts a meeting between Maori and Europeans called by Titokowaru in 1885.
Accession No
PHO2005-074

A woman - wearing a hat, long skirt and blouse - and a dog are pictured in front of tree stumps at Orangituroto, near Te Ngutu o te Manu. More felled trees are visible in the background, along with trees that are still standing.
Accession No
PHO2007-241

Photograph of a sketch by William Francis Gordon. The sketch depicts a room with tables and the floor covered in loaves of bread. The caption on the side of the table on the left side of the image reads: "Bread for Parihaka Meeting, in Dining Room Opunake Hotel Jan 16 1880." There are photographs on the wall and a lighting fixture can be seen hanging from the ceiling. There is also a door on the left side of the image.
Accession No
PHO2008-1811

Photograph of an original photograph of Captain Francis Joseph Mace of the Taranaki Militia. He was awarded the New Zealand Cross and is wearing it and another medal in this photograph. He is dressed in a suit and is wearing a hat. The photograph has been taken outside and Mace is standing or sitting in front of a building with wood siding. He is looking toward the left. This photograph is part of the W.F. Gordon collection at Te Papa.
Accession No
PHO2008-1818

Name/Title
Photograph of an original carte-de-visite of the bust of Captain F. Ross who was killed at Turuturumokai in July 1868. Ross's portrait is framed in an oval. He is dressed in a suit and is looking toward the right. The original is part of the W.F. Gordon collection at Te Papa in Wellington.
Accession No
PHO2008-1858

Name/Title
Photographic copy of a sketch of Camp Waihi in 1867, drawn originally by Mr George Jupp. Sketch shows a number of military buildings and bell tents with fencing. Mount Taranaki is visible in the background.
Accession No
PHO2008-288

Photograph of a sketch presumably done by S. Percy Smith of the ruins of Iahai's pa. The photograph is mounted on a large cream coloured card. The image depicts the remains of the pa and its fortification fence; debris is scattered around the pa. There is a long hut on the left hand side of the image that remains standing.
Accession No
PHO2009-011

Photograph of a man (possibly William F. Gordon) standing on the site of Kaipopo Pa, Waireka, where William Odgers, Coxswain of the HMS Niger, gained the first Victoria Cross in New Zealand on March 20 1860. The man is standing on the left hand side of the image. Paritutu can be seen in the background on the right hand side of the image. The photograph is adhered to a green coloured card.
Accession No
PHO2009-063

Photograph of Mr. Lawrence Milmoe of Hāwera on the site of the Turuturu Mokai Redoubt. Milmoe was one of the defenders of the redoubt when it was attacked by Hauhaus on 12 July 1868. Milmoe is pointing, with his umrbrella, to the proposed spot where Captain Frederick Ross was fatally wounded. Milmoe is standing in the middle of a grassy area that is raised above the landscape in the background. The photograph has been adhered to a cream coloured card with a caption underneath.
Accession No
PHO2009-094

Photograph of the Wairau Stream at Oakura. W.F. Gordon can be seen kneeling with a dog on the right side of the photograph in the background. The stream runs through the centre of the photograph. The coast, Paritutu, and the Sugar Loaves can be seen in the background. The site is significant because members of the 57th Regiment (Dr. Hope, Lieutenant Tragett, and others) were killed by a Maori ambush on 4 May 1863. Photograph is mounted to card.
Accession No
PHO2009-113

Photograph of the plan of Otapawa Pa as it was on 13 January 1866 showing the military operations under General Chute, during the attack on the Hauhau stronghold, Otapawa Pa. The plan marks the paths taken by the the 57th and 14th Regiments as well as the topography of the pa and the area surrounding it including bush, streams, and gun placement. Photograph is unmounted.
Accession No
PHO2009-127

Two six-part panoramic views of New Plymouth adhered to the same mount. The top view, taken by J. Cook, shows New Plymouth from Marsland Hill. The bottom view, taken by William Francis Gordon, shows New Plymouth from Mount Eliot.
Accession No
PHO2010-0512

Name/Title
Carte-de-visite bust portrait of Frank Edward Clarke, Chief Draughtsman of the New Plymouth Lands and Survey Department. Clarke is wearing a jacket with a shirt and tie. He has a large moustache and is looking away from the camera. The photograph includes an annotation in William Francis Gordon's handwriting, which reads: "In Memory of Frank E. Clarke / Died July 1st 1899 Aged 50 years". It is likely the annotation and original photograph were rephotographed, either by Gordon or George Herbert White.
Accession No
PHO2011-0537

Red leather bound photograph album with the title "Some "Soldiers of the Queen" who served in the Maori Wars and Other Notable Persons Connected Herewith" 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.
Accession No
PHO2011-1997

Copy photograph of a carte-de-visite portrait of Dr Isaac Earl Featherston, winner of the New Zealand Cross. He is seated and is wearing a suit. One hand is tucked into his jacket pocket. The photograph is included on page 1 of William Francis Robert Gordon's album "Some "Soldiers of the Queen" who served in the Maori Wars and Other Notable Persons Connected Herewith".
Accession No
PHO2011-2277

Copy photograph of a studio portrait of Major General Sir George Stoddart Whitmore. He is leaning against a studio prop and is wearing full military uniform. He holds a sword in one hand. The photograph is included on page 1 of William Francis Robert Gordon's album "Some "Soldiers of the Queen" who served in the Maori Wars and Other Notable Persons Connected Herewith".
Accession No
PHO2011-2278

Name/Title
Copy photograph of a studio portrait of Sir Donald McLean. He is seated in profile and is wearing a suit. A curtain and a table with a large vase are visible on the left of the image. The photograph is included on page 1 of William Francis Robert Gordon's album "Some "Soldiers of the Queen" who served in the Maori Wars and Other Notable Persons Connected Herewith".
Accession No
PHO2011-2279
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