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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

Colours of the First Battalion of the Royal Irish Regiment.
Accession No
A66.698

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

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

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

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Chromolithograph depicting Mt Taranaki/Egmont in the rear with redoubt (Turuturu Mokai) in middle distance and six raupo huts in front and to the left. One marked with a "+" is captioned "Capt Ross' Whare".
Accession No
A93.837

View from Marsland Hill of troops disembarking from 'H.M.V.S. Victoria'. Has legend at bottom left corner numbering and naming the sites.
Accession No
A66.213

Troops from the 40th Regiment disembarking from "H.M.V.S. Victoria" on 3 August 1860. 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
A66.600

View of New Plymouth from Marsland Hill. St Mary's Church pictured in the foreground, the signal flag on Mount Eliot (Puke Ariki pa) in the middleground and ships off the coast of New Plymouth in the background. Possibly a record of the day troops from the 40th Regiment disembarked from the 'H.M.V.S. Victoria' on 3 August 1860.
Accession No
A66.568

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

Soldiers with drums and fife flutes parading through New Plymouth. Military camp and ships visible in the background. Paritutu is also pictured in the background.
Accession No
A66.694

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

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

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

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

Depicts conflict in bush with Armed Constabulary and Maori Forces. Von Tempsky shown, sword in hand, being shot.
Accession No
A66.590

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

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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

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Pencil sketch of the Omata Stockade from the north east side, 1861. Stockade situated upper right middleground, small area of cleared land middle foreground with stock grazing on it.
Accession No
A75.450

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

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

Depicts scattered residences in New Plymouth from seaward and of Liardet Street. Methodist Church (right), Marsland Hill with barracks and St Mary's (right) with Mt Taranaki/Egmont and Pouakai in background.
Accession No
A95.251
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