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Peak of Mt Taranaki/Egmont and Fanthams Peak behind bush clad river gorge.
Accession No
A65.886

View of Marsland Hill from the north west with full moon rising in the south east. Barracks on top of hill with steps curving down and towards foreground. Charles Brown's grave in left foreground.

Marsland Hill provided the single most important European military establishment of the Taranaki Wars. First occupied in 1855, it provided the headquarters for Imperial troops and local forces in Taranaki until the Armed Constabulary period of the 1870s and 1880s. The site was a former pa, Pukaka, and to provide a sufficient platform for the barracks and stockade, twelve metres had to be removed from the top. The iron clad barrack buildings which were erected on top of the hill arrived from Melbourne on the "Alexander" in June 1855. Marsland Hill was at the centre of an extensive signaling system throughout the First Taranaki War and for part of the second war. Three or four canvas wicker balls were raised or lowered on the yards of a signaling mast. At its greatest extent the signaling system reached the Waitara River to the north and St George's Redoubt in the Tataraimaka Block to the south.
Accession No
A75.434

View of Mt Taranaki/Egmont from the south over broken country in the foreground. Somewhere inland of Hawera, possibly Patea.
Accession No
A65.901

Small watercolour of Armed Constabulary's redoubt at Wai-iti from Papatiki (Bushranger's redoubt). Depicts collection of small buildings lower centre with column of smoke emitting from one of the buildngs. Redoubt positioned on flat land surrounded by hills - brown fern regrowth immediate foreground, large light green hill right background and distant blue hills left background. Small line of bush located to right of buildings - beginning lower middle right; larger patch of bush located to left of buildings - lower middle left.
Accession No
A58.491

View of the end of Pratt's sap, which was constructed during the seige of Hapurona's Pa, Te Arei (seen in the background) with further protective outwork on the left. Shown as it appeared on conclusion of fighting between the Maori defenders and British forces, 19 March 1861. Seated Maori figure with horse and rider on left side.
Accession No
A75.439

View of St George's Redoubt, Tataraimaka (former Tataraimaka Pa, later Crow's Nest) in middleground, Katikara Stream and the coast towards New Plymouth. Tents on flat by pa at right middleground. Flax bush bottom right corner.
Accession No
A65.900

Watercolour by Bernard Aris depicting Victoria Street bridge (over the Waikato River), Hamilton. Only part of the bridge is shown (Hamilton East end). Below bridge is the Waikato River and three boats on the water.
Accession No
A75.533

Panorama of New Plymouth from Queen Street, 1844. Shows William Spain's land tenure meeting on Mt Eliot in the distance.
Accession No
A64.821

The colours of the Taranaki Militia and Volunteers. Depicts a crown, crossed flags, name scrolls and "Waireka 1860".
Accession No
A90.424

Watercolour depicting a view of Mt Taranaki / Egmont with Pouakai Ranges at the base of the mountain and the edges of the Kaitake Ranges just beginning middle right hand side edge. Group of cattle lower left foreground. Small farm cottage lower middle right with small fire above left of cottage. View taken from Oakura side.
Accession No
A66.202

A watercolour entitled "Mt Egmont From Dawson Falls." Primarily bush in foreground with Mt Taranaki/Egmont in the background.
Accession No
A88.811

Mt Taranaki/Egmont as depicted from the air. Picture is a composition of colours applied with broad brush strokes. Colours include pale greens, blues, lilac, violet, orange, black and white. Concentration of cream within middle top region, and directional change in brush stroke and line, form the shape of the mountain with black and white detail highlighting shape.
Accession No
A70.030

View of Moturoa and breakwater, New Plymouth. Cleared land with four cows in immediate foreground and six horses in middleground. Port and breakwater at right middleground. Taranaki Producers Freezing Works Company Coolstores on waterfront near breakwater. Small residential dwelling (?) to right of coolstore. Two oil wells middle left edge, with Paritutu Rock above in the distance. Two residential dwellings (one of which is Honeyfield's) and the Moturoa Hotel (destroyed by fire in 1897) are to the right of the oil wells.
Accession No
A66.198

Imperial troops disembarking the "H.M.V.S. Victoria" off the coast of New Plymouth. Two surfboats carrying soldiers in red coats are featured in the foreground. Both boats are chartered by men in blue and white suits (Navy?) and a large cask floats in the water to the left of the boat in the left corner. Men wearing both uniforms can be seen on board the "H.M.V.S. Victoria" which is flying the Union Jack from a staff at the rear of the boat. Several other ships, including the "Airedale", "George Henderson" and "Tasmanian Maid", are headed towards New Plymouth which is located near the centre left edge beneath Mt Taranaki/Egmont. The barracks on Marsland Hill is the main feature of the settlement. The Pouakai and Kaitake ranges, as well as the Sugar Loaf Islands, feature as part of the landscape profile.
Accession No
A65.882

Early New Plymouth street scene depicting the corner of Brougham and Devon Streets. Three buildings in middleground with horse and cart standing on road in front. Middle shop has a small golden boot at front. This shop belonged to boot maker Thomas Wood, and was called "The Golden Boot". Methodist Church can just be seen top left on the hill. A small number of people stand around the block of buildings.
Accession No
TM.2000.147

Matted and framed watercolour depicting the Waitara township in 1896. The view is taken from Manukorihi hill with the bridge in the foreground running into McLean Street which intersects with Quay Street in the midground. There is a group of figures being led by a man on a horse about to cross the bridge. A surf boat and ship are moored up against reinforced river bank. A railway runs parallel to the river with a carriage to the right of the red building. The engine can be viewed on the edge of town to the right.
Accession No
PA2004.193

Bushrangers Redoubt and camp "Papatiki" at the edge of the forest at Wai-iti, Pukearuhe District, 1871. Also known as "Capt. Messenger's Camp/Wai-iti". Redoubt centre middleground, cleared land in foreground (with solitary cow grazing), and camp lower right middleground. Bush clad hills in background.
Accession No
A58.490

Matted and framed watercolour featuring an Inglewood street scene with a partially clouded Mt. Taranaki/ Egmont in the background. The foreground includes a flock of sheep being driven by a whip wielding mounted shepherd and flanked by two dogs. Two 'swaggermen' with bed rolls, hats and one with walking stick are located in the bottom left corner. The railway reserve and line is in the mid-foreground. This view is of Matai Street from Rimu Street- from in front of the former old Bank of New South Wales (now New Zealand Colonial Antiques 33 Rimu Street). It shows the first Methodist Church on Rata Street (right), the fire station and the commercial buildings on Matai Street to the Inglewood Hotel in the left distance.
Accession No
A96.982
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