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A copy of part of the XIIth (Suffolk) Regiments Colours. (Two pictures in one frame).
Accession No
A66.703

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

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

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

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

Name/Title
Watercolour depicting Parihaka November 1881. Brown whare middle foreground. Te Whiti o Rongomai's house - Miti mai te Arero - is on the left of the middleground. The other white European-style building on the right is the Parihaka bank. Large trees behind village. Mount Taranaki / Egmont in background. Large group of people gathered between whare in the foreground on the lower right.
Accession No
TM2000.246

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

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

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

Name/Title
Portrait of Major Gustavus Ferdinand von Tempsky seated in profile next to a window. von Tempsky is wearing military uniform, white gloves and holds a staff in one hand. Hills and vegetation can be seen through the window.
Accession No
A66.092

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

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

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

Name/Title
View of New Plymouth and Mount Taranaki from the sea. To the left of the foreground a wooden dinghy is partially sunk and to the right a body is floating in the sea. A large seagull/albatross flies above the body. In the middleground notable buildings in New Plymouth township can be seen, such as St Mary's Church, the barracks on Marsland Hill, Browns Stores and Puke Ariki pa. Two ships are visible along the shore.
Accession No
PA2008.118

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

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
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