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Depiction of Captain Cracroft's crest and motto. Inscription beneath the crest and motto says: "Presented to the New Plymouth Museum by R. B. Craven late of the H. M. S. Niger May 7th 1909". The Latin motto "Ne Cede Malis" translates as "yield not to misfortunes".
Accession No
A66.338

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.
Accession No
A66.789

The colours, or standards, of the Taranaki Militia and Volunteers. The colours feature two flags and the British Crown.
Accession No
A66.725

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

National gathering of Volunteer Forces returning from an exercise at Bell Block. Rows of white bell tents are pictured in the middleground. Figures, many wearing red military jackets, are dotted amongst the tents. River also visible in middleground. Mount Taranaki and ranges are visible behind the encampment. Katere Ki Te Moana kāinga [village] can be seen on the hill in distance. Where the encampment is located has become the Rewarewa reserve. Plaque on frame reads: "Easter Encampment Waiwakaiho 1887 / Troops returning from a fight / At Bell Block / presented to the Taranaki Rifle Volunteers by Mr Halcombe".
Accession No
A66.120

A cross-shaped section of the forest floor at Te Ngutu o te Manu, South Taranaki, littered with both brown dead leaves and small branches of green foliage. A dark background presses in from the edges of the painting. The painting visualises what Shepherd imagines to be soldier Gustavus von Tempsky's last visual memory before his death at Te Ngutu o te Manu on 7 September 1868. It also explores the inaccuracy of memories as they are recorded in history. Shepherd was inspired to paint this subject after he spent three days travelling around Taranaki War sites with Puke Ariki's Manager Heritage Collections, Kelvin Day.
Accession No
PA2012.024

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

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.
Accession No
A65.892

Exterior view of North Egmont Camphouse, Mount Taranaki. Several figures are depicted standing in the foreground in a group and on the balcony of the Camphouse. One figure has skis over their shoulder. Snow on the ground. The Camphouse was built in Australia in 1855 and shipped to New Zealand for use as one of several military barrack buildings during the Taranaki Wars. The middle portion, pictured here, was sold to the Egmont Acclimatisation Society in 1893.
Accession No
A66.583

View of blockhouse at Pukearuhe redoubt with figures in foreground. White Cliffs visible in the background.
Accession No
A66.621

Artistic impression of Pukearuhe redoubt and blockhouse. Figures are pictured working in the foreground. The redoubt is visible in the middleground and White Cliffs are pictured in the background.
Accession No
A66.536

View of the White Cliffs from a high vantage point. Foliage and tree stumps in foreground. Mount Taranaki pictured in the background.
Accession No
A66.573

Name/Title
Field sketch (?) of central New Plymouth from Liardet/Gill Street area with troops parading in foreground. Marsland Hill and Barracks to rear.
Accession No
A75.436

Sketch of Kapoaiaia Armed Constabulary camp, misspelled as "Kapueiha AC Camp" on the sketch itself. Numerous bell tents and several buildings are pictured on the right of the image. Vegetation and several lahars are visible in the middleground. Mount Taranaki (Egmont), the Pouakai Ranges and the Kaitake Ranges are pictured in the background. Mount Taranaki is visible on the right of the image, The Pouakai Ranges are pictured in the middle and the Kaitake Ranges are visible on the left. The camp was officially known as the 'Cape Egmont Armed Constabulary Camp'.
Accession No
PA2011.082

Sketch of the Kapoaiaia Armed Constabulary camp, misspelled as "Kapueiha" on the sketch itself. The camp is pictured in the centre of the image. A military post with a flag is positioned on a hill, which is now the location of the Cape Egmont Lighthouse. Bell tents and several buildings are pictured at the base of the hill. Vegetation is dotted across the landscape. The sea is visible behind. The camp was officially known as the 'Cape Egmont Armed Constabulary Camp'.
Accession No
PA2011.083

Two sketches adhered together relating to the murder of Mary Dobie on 25 November 1880. The top sketch shows the place where Dobie was killed. A road and rock-lined pathway are pictured in the foreground and who figures are visible standing on a hill in the middleground. The bottom sketch shows Tuhiata, who was tried, convicted and hanged for murdering Dobie. He is pictured with his hands crossed over his chest and a pipe in his mouth. He is wearing a grey jacket. Dobie, who was an artist, had walked to Te Namu Bay to sketch Mt Egmont/Taranaki for the 'Graphic' when she was killed by Tuhiata.
Accession No
PA2011.078

Panoramic sketch in two halves of Mount Taranaki and the Kaitaki Ranges. The Armed Constabulary camp at Cape Egmont is pictured in the middle of the panorama. The Armed Constabulary camp at Pungarehu is pictured in the middle of the right hand side of the panorama. Telegraph wires are pictured lower right and a large plume of smoke is pictured on the left of the panorama. The words "Swamp / Pungarehu Camp / Parihaka / Mt Egmont and Taranaki" are noted in pencil on the right and "Kaitaki" is written lower left of the panorama.
Accession No
PA2011.079

Sketch of a military picket, noted as being between Pukemanu [?] and Pungarehu. Sketched from a higher point looking down towards land with various lone trees and several lahars. The sea is visible in the background.
Accession No
PA2011.080

Name/Title
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.
Accession No
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

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

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

Name/Title
View of Willowfield House. The white timber house is surrounded to the rear by trees and has a large area of grass lawn in the foreground. The house belonged to Thomas and Grace Hirst and was built in the 1860s after their Brackenhirst house had been destroyed in the First Taranaki War.
Accession No
A81.912

Seven members of the Armed Constabulary pictured at the entrance to the Pungarehu Armed Constabulary camp. They are dressed in uniform and are wearing caps. A dog is lying on the ground in front of them. A wooden building dominates the left hand side of the painting. Another building is pictured on the right of the painting and a bell tent is visible in the centre. Numerous large trees are pictured behind the buildings. On the ridge of the hill behind the entrance to the camp, the Pungarehu blockhouse can be seen. The Pungarehu Armed Constabulary camp was used as the base from which the Armed Constabulary staged the invasion of Parihaka pā on 5 November 1881. At that time, approximately 1,000 men were stationed at the camp.
Accession No
PA2011.084
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