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

Colours of the Taranaki Rifle Volunteers. Colours have the words "Taranaki Volunteers / Waireka" in the centre. The colours were presented at a parade on Poverty Flat (now the site of Central School) on 25 June 1861.
Accession No
A66.790

Taranaki Regiment Colours "Primus in Armis", 1916-18. Presented by Governor General Viscount Galway in a ceremony at Pukekura Park, New Plymouth, on 22 March 1936.
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A66.789

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A view of New Plymouth taken from the vicinity of Gover-Gilbert Street. Depicts various houses in the foreground with Paritutu and Sugar Loaves in background. Barracks on Marsland Hill to left.
Accession No
A58.395

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.
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A58.491

The colours, or standards, of the Taranaki Militia and Volunteers. The colours feature two flags and the British Crown.
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A66.725

Colours of the First Battalion of the Royal Irish Regiment.
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A66.698

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View of the Waitara Blockhouse, Hurirapa Pa at lower right middle ground with tents, people and canoes to the left, and river right foreground. Single flag flies on either side of the blockhouse.
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A65.626

View of the Waitara Blockhouse, Hurirapa Pa, at the mouth of the Waitara River. Blockhouse is to the left middleground, boat ("Tasmanian Maid") steaming up river at left middleground, and above this boat is a Maori burial ground.
Accession No
A87.259

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View of "Camp Waitara". Maori figure standing on road in middle foreground, camp in background with flag flying.
Accession No
A87.258

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 New Plymouth from near Huatoki Bridge, Vivian Street. Includes St Mary's Church with the residences of Dr Humphries, F.L. Webster, Wm Halse and J. Pearn. Figure in red jacket holding a gun with a bayonet in foreground with three other figures (also in red jackets) centre left background.
Accession No
A75.429

View of New Plymouth looking up the Huatoki River. Taken from the old footbridge at the back of the Taranaki (now Royal) Hotel. [Currie Lane]. Shows Gilmour's Store, Brougham Street in the foreground and Marsland Hill with barracks in the background. Man on footbridge in immediate foreground.
Accession No
A65.910

View of Mt. Taranaki/Egmont and ranges with Henui Village in middle distance. Buildings are named on the rear (left - right) as: "P. Elliot barn, John Elliot house, Henui Church, and hospital".
Accession No
A92.156

Residence of Mrs William Honeyfield at Moturoa, circa 1870. Hongi Hongi lagoon is visible in the left middleground and Sugar Loaf Islands in the background. Three cattle in the lower right corner and a flock of sheep near the foreshore. The Honeyfield residence was built by Richard (Dicky) Barret, pioneer trader and whaler of Moturoa.
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A66.460

Pencil drawing with watercolour wash showing the view from the western side of the Bell Block Stockade, 1860. Looking out over the Bell Village District and showing the Anglican and Primitive Methodist Churches, the Village Inn and the residence of James Marshall. Soldiers with cannon in foreground.
Accession No
A75.454

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View from Marsland Hill looking east over Huatoki Valley to Fitzroy area. Buildings identified on rear (left - right) Alpha Flour Mill, Seccombes Brewery, William George's Brewery.
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A92.155

Bell Block Stockade in middle ground with a solitary soldier in red uniform standing guard to the right of the main building. Mount Taranaki/Egmont and ranges are visible in the background. The painting is inscribed with the date 1858 but the Bell Block Stockade was not constructed until 1860. The painting also only depicts the Bell Block blockhouse, thus must have been painted before the stockade was constructed around the blockhouse.
Accession No
A65.902

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

Column of Pakeha troops advancing on earthwalled redoubt with Maori defenders leaving by rear. Foreground skirmishing between regimental troops and Maori forces. Huts on redoubt interior are filled with smoke billowing above. Kaitake, Pouakai and Mt Taranaki/Egmont in background (all with exaggerated height perspective). Printed text along lower edge reads as follows: "THE WAR IN NEW ZEALAND : THE 57TH REGIMENT TAKING A MAORI REDOUBT ON THE KATIKARA RIVER, TARANAKI. - SEE PAGE 222". The illustration is taken from page 212 of the Illustrated London News, August 29, 1863. Printed text is visible through the image on the verso of the page.
Accession No
A95.104

Omata Stockade with Mt Taranaki/Egmont and Pouakai Ranges visible in the background. Built on Ngaturi Pa, Omata.
Accession No
A65.890

Volunteer Rifles going on duty, New Plymouth. View from the Gover Street/Woolcombe Terrace area and looking back over central New Plymouth to the mountain, 1860.
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A65.892

Sketched just prior to the artist's departure on the evening of Friday 3 August 1860 this painting records troops from the 40th Regiment disembarking from the sloop "H.M.S. Victoria". Amongst the other vessels off shore are the "Tasmanian Maid", the "Airedale" and the "George Henderson". Also depicted is the original St. Mary's Church and parade of Imperial Troops and Militia.
Accession No
A65.883

View of Parihaka village with surrounding hills and bush. Mt Taranaki / Egmont visible in the background.
Accession No
A75.517
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