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Copy of original group portrait of the 68th Durham L.I. Regiment, taken in Tauranga during 1864, possibly at the regiment's headquarters. In the back row, from left, appear Bugler Smith, Private Hurley, Adjutant Covey (leaning), Lieutenant Kay, Doctor Best, Colonel Greer (seated), Major Shuttleworth (seated), Lieutenant Woodward, Captain Light (leaning), Lieutenant Ilderton, Captain Cox, Colonel Sergeant Hemus, Sergeant Major Tudor. Appearing in the front row, sitting, from left, are L.M. Sladden, Lieutenant Turner, Lieutenant Robley (on ground), Lieutenant Caldicott (on ground), Doctor Aplin, Lieutenant Greene.
All men wear military uniform. Smith and Hurley each wear light-toned belts. Covey leans on the shoulder of Sladden while holding the back of a chair. Kay faces slightly to his right. Turner sits facing his left, and holds a cane in his right hand and his hat in his left (all other men wear theirs). Shuttleworth holds a cane upright in his right hand, and has his left hand in his pocket. Aplin and Greene both sit with their legs crossed, and Green faces his right. Cox holds a sword at his left hand side. Hemus wears a belt, chain and sash, holding a rifle at his right hand side. Tudor, also wearing a belt, holds a sword at his left hand side.
The men are photographed outside on a dirt ground, in front of single storey building with three large windows. The roof of the building is low and can be seen at the top. The photograph is included on page 45 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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Copy photograph of original full-length portrait of Captain Thomas W. J. Lloyd of the 57th (Middlesex) Regiment. Lloyd was killed at Ahuahu on April 6th 1864. He is shown standing wearing light-toned pants, a dark waistcoat and dark jacket. His right hand is in his pocket. He has a moustache and full sideburns. There is a table to Lloyd's right with a top-hat sitting on it, and a draped curtain visible in the background. The photograph is included on page 39 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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Seated portrait of Mary Ann Smith (nee Golding), wife of Edward Metcalf Smith. Mary is seated at one end of a large and elaborate wicker bench. She is wearing a full-length dark gown with beading on the front and sheer polka-dot sleeves. She is also wearing dark elbow-length gloves, a choker necklace and a hairpeice. She is holding a fan in her right hand. A painted backdrop with a large vase of flowers can be seen in the background.
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Three-quarter length studio portrait of Edward Metcalf Smith. Edward is wearing a long dark coat over a light waistcoat and shirt and dark trousers. He has a moustache and beard. He is holding a book in his left hand. There is a cane chair on his left and a painted studio backdrop visible in the background.
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Photograph album with brown and gold embossed cover. The album has 13 pages and contains 72 photographs, the majority of which are albumen carte de visites. There are also three cabinet cards, one tintype, and a small number of printing-out paper prints. The majority of the carte de visites were made in New Plymouth by W.A. Collis, H.Webster, Hoby or T.S. Muir, although a small number were made by photography studios elsewhere including Melbourne, Cape Town, London and Paris. Several of the photographs have been hand-tinted.

Very few of the photographs are annotated. Those that are include the names John Rowe, Miss Jessie North[illegible], 'Counsin Jane', W. M. Lunley, Mrs Judge (later Gawler), Reverend Spicer, Harry Hones and Archdeacon Govett. The name Arthur Callaghan is written in the album twice, independantly from any photographs. Pug dogs also feature in two of the photographs. One photograph of particular note shows an unidentified man wearing a 'Te Ope Whakaora' (Salvation Army Maori Mission) hat and seated with a Pakeha woman and toddler along with a young Maori girl.

The pages in the back half of the album have been glued together and hollowed out to accommodate a music box mechanism that has been secured to the inside back cover.
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Lietenants William Johnson, J. C. Davies, G.H. Powley, and Thomas McGuiness (from left to right). Johnson has a patch over his left eye, Davies is seated with his hand held to his face, Powley is standing and holding a pocket watch and McGuiness is seated on the righ and has a full white beard. There are curtains draped behind the group and a vase of flowers on a table behind Johnson. The photograph is pasted onto a brown cardboard support. There is a newspaper clipping adhered to the back that refers to the inspection of veterans at Marsland Hill by His Excellency the Governer.
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Copy photograph of Major J.H. Rocke, 18th Regiment. Rocke is shown from the chest up and is wearing military uniform. He has a moustache and a short beard. There is a badge on his left collar. The photograph is included on page 27 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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Carte de visite of Robert Davies as a young child. Davies is sitting on a chair with fringing around the bottom of the seat and back. He is leaning up against a pillow that is propped against a pillar. He is wearing a light-tone top with dark sleeves and a striped belt around his chest. He is also wearing shoes with knee-high socks. Davies is holding something in his right hand. The carte de visite has a red border around the edge.
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Copy photograph of a studio portrait of Captain George Buck, 65th Regiment, who was killed at Te Ngutu o te Manu on 7 September 1868. Buck is seated next to a small table covered with a patterned tablecloth. His regimental hat is sitting on the table. He is wearing military uniform and has his sword between his legs. 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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Copy photograph of a studio portrait of Captain William Cutfield King, killed at his property on 8 February 1861. The photograph is a bust portrait and shows King wearing a suit with a large bow tie at the neck. The photograph is included on page 7 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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Studio portrait of George Curtis. Curtis is wearing a jacket with buttons and has a long beard.
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Carte-de-visite studio bust portrait of Māori chief Porikapa Te Wareware from Parawaha pā, Ōkato. Porikapa has a full facial moko and is wearing a white shirt and suit jacket.
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John Ellis stands in full military uniform with five medals pinned to his chest. He has a helmet on and a sword on his left hip, which he is holding in his left hand. He is wearing white gloves on his hands. He has a full facial beard. There is a plant to his right and a stand to his left side.
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Studio portrait of John Edward Brewster riding a penny farthing bicycle. He is wearing a striped jersey, a striped cap, trousers and socks pulled up to his knees. He is posed against a painted studio backdrop. Brewster was the manager of the Colonial Sugar Refinery, Auckland. He married Isobel Carrington, daughter of surveyor Octavius Carrington.
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Armed Constabulary member wearing regulation cap, jacket, Bedford cord breeches and boots stands with rifle (Snider carbine) in his hands and a Maori prisoner beside him. The prisoner is on the right side of the guard. He has a full facial beard and sits with his arms rested on his knees. There is bush in the background. One of sixteen photographs framed together (A95.506 "Armed Constabulary, New Plymouth").
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Photograph of various prominent people at the unveiling of the Taranaki Wars memorial on top of Marsland Hill. Governor-General William Plunket is second from the right hand side of the image and his wife, Lady Victoria Alexandrina, stands beside him. Other prominent soldiers are also pictured in the photograph: Colonel Ellis is next to the Governor-General, Mr Quigley is next to Lady Plunket, and Mr Crone is next to Mr Quigley. The monument on Marsland Hill is located behind them.
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Photograph of the site of the Waireka Battle. The coast is on the right hand side of the photograph. There are white 'x' markings on the photograph which highlight the bullock route from the beach and location on the beach of a small kiln. The photograph is unmounted.
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Compilation photograph of a number of photographs of the busts of New Zealand military staff members. The busts are organized into a four-point shape and there are decorative ferns around the bottom of the shape. The busts are numbered and identified:
1. General Trevor Cute K.C.B.
2. Dr. Gibb M.D. Head Medical Staff
3. C. Meacham Purveyor's Department
4. R. Watson Assistant Surgeon Military Train
5. Colonel Beatson Commander Royal Engineers
6. Colonel O'Brien Military Train
7. Colonel Pitt Military Secretary
8. Lieutenant Richardson 70th Regiment A.D.C.
9. Major Baker A.A.G.
10. Colonel Gamble D.Q.M.G.
11. Major Hamley Ordinance Department
12. A.C.G. Strickland Commissariat
13. Captain Brett 43rd Regiment D.A.Q.M. General
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Carte-de-visite photographic compilation of the busts of General Duncan Cameron's staff between 1864-1865. The busts are organized into an oval shape and there are some decorative crests and medals surrounding the busts.
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Cabinet card portrait photograph of Colonel John Ellis of the 43rd Regiment. Ellis is dressed in a suit. He is looking toward the left hand side of the image. The photograph has been adhered to a grey coloured cabinet card.
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Carte-de-visite studio photograph of the bust of Colonel Charles Stapp. He is wearing a suit and is fully bearded. The photograph is framed by an oval and the background is cream coloured.
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Cabinet card sized photograph of Inspector John Bell Thomson. Thomson is seated on a chair with fur on it. His left arm is resting on a covered table. His right arm is situated in his lap. He is dressed in military uniform and is wearing a hat.
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Photograph of a military parade at the Nelson Camp at Parihaka. A large group of soldiers is lined up with the commanding officer standing at the front of the group (back to the camera). A number of tents can be seen in the background at the top of a hill. Photograph has been mounted to card.
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Photograph of a group of Armed Constabulary officers relaxing by a tree at Parihaka. The men have swords at their sides. There is a fence in the background. Photograph has been mounted on card.
Front (left to right): Captains Baker and Anderson, Lieutenant-Colonel John Mackintosh Roberts, Captains Gilbert Mair, Henry William Northcroft, W B Messenger and Major F Y Goring.
Back (left to right): Captains W E Gudgeon, H Morrison, Gordon, Taylor, Powell, Fortescue, S Newall and Major A Tuke.
See photograph file card for further identification.
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View of the Waireka battlefield on the occasion of a picnic celebrating an anniversary of the battle. In the foreground Antonio Rodriguez de Sardinha (holder of a New Zealand Cross) is seated on the ground. In the background crowds of people are gathered into groups and children are seated on the ground. The pink marking in the background left indicates the site of the Maori pa and the other white markings on the right toward the wooded gully represent the paths the Maori took after being driven out of the pa by Captain Cracroft and his men. The photograph has been retouched and it is adhered to card.
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