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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 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

Small watercolour by Bernard Aris depicting a view of the sea and Saddleback Island from the New Plymouth coastline. Depicts rocks and breaking waves in foreground with larger group of rocks at left middleground. Saddleback Island in right background.
Accession No
A70.088

Small framed watercolour depciting view of Mount Taranaki and Pouakai Ranges from Pukekura Park, New Plymouth. Two figures in front of lake in immediate foreground. Written along the top of the matt is ""Mt EGMONT" FROM THE RECREATION GROUND PUKEKURA PARK". Along lower edge of mat reads: "Presented by Miss Gertrude Davies 1963 / Painted by:- M.R. Skeet."
Accession No
TM.1999.188

The Royal Regiment of Artillery colours. The colours include the Royal Arms of England placed above a gun. Commonly known as the Royal Artillery, the Royal Regiment of Artillery comprises a number of regiments and is an arm of the British Army.
Accession No
A66.744

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

View of Saddleback Island with large bare rock in immediate foreground. Outline worked in ink.
Accession No
A75.562

Name/Title
Picture of Devon Street East with houses on one side, dairy on the other, with tramcar, motor car, and power lines.
Accession No
A86.624

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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