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

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

A black ink and wash sketch by Murray Moorhead, c.1980s. It is presumed to illustrate the attack of Te Kohia Pa, Waitara in 1860 by the Taranaki Mounted Volunteers. Sarten and two unidentified figures on horse back reach for the red flag at Te Kohia Pa (known as the "L" pa due to its layout). On the horizon are colonial troops and weaponary including canons.
Accession No
A97.014

Lithograph depicting a Greek belly amphora decorated with scenes relating to the Taranaki Wars (1860-1866) and Tītokowaru's War (June 1868 to March 1869). All the figures represented on the amphora are in Greek style. The main frieze on the body of the amphora shows Riwha Tītokowaru sitting on a tree stump while prodding the embers of a fire with a stick. He is wearing a hat and chequered blanket. He is framed by two ponga trees. A bird with wings depicted as stylised eyes sits in the tree behind Tītokowaru. Behind that tree another Greek vase sits on the ground holding a tewhatewha and a cross. A taniwha figure is pictured in front of the opposite ponga tree. The friezes above the central image show settlers arriving on ships and pulling carts in convoy, a line of sheep and Mount Taranaki. The friezes below the central image show more processions of settlers arriving with carts and goods.
Accession No
PA2012.029

Lithograph depicting Te Whiti and Tītokowaru discussing the question, 'what is peace?'. Both men are represented in a Greek style. Te Whiti is wearing a cloak and hat and is holding a taiaha. Tītokowaru is wearing a chequered blanket and is holding a tewhatewha. His hat is resting against his seat. Both men are bent over a small table and are gesturing with one hand. On the left of the image a statue of Captain Cook is camouflaged in a tree, possibly a rata. Another tree, also possibly a rata, is visible on the right of the image. Vegetation including ferns is depicted in the foreground and middleground. Mount Taranaki dominates the background.
Accession No
PA2012.030

Name/Title
Lithograph depicting four Greek neck and belly amphora vases decorated with various scenes relating to the Taranaki Wars (1860-1866) and Tītokowaru's War (June 1868 to March 1869). The vases are individually titled and all the figures are depicted in a Greek style. The vase depicted top left is titled "Neck Amphora by the Confiscation Painter, 1865-66, Side A: Teatime in Taranaki" and shows a settler family seated at a table eating a meal in a wooden hut. A dog sits begging for food at their feet. Part of Mount Taranaki is visible through the hut window. A figure wearing a lion skin is depicted digging on the neck of the vase. The vase depicted top right is titled "Neck Amphora by the Confiscation Painter, 1865-66, Side B: The Lost Harvest", which shows several figures on horseback brandishing weapons. A whare [Māori house] is burning behind them. Several figures are running away from the fire. A cabbage tree and other vegetation is visible in the foreground of the vase's body. A figure wearing a lion skin is looking through a surveying tool on the neck of the amphora. The vase depicted lower left is titled "Belly Amphora by the Provocation Painter 1868-69, Side A: The Burning Homestead" and shows a woman mourning over the body of a man. Two figures stand watching with their arms around each other. Two other figures carrying weapons are running from the scene. A burning hut is depicted on the neck of the amphora. The vase depicted lower right is titled "Belly Amphora by the Provocation Painter, 1868-69, Side B: Titokowaru waits" and shows Māori fortifications including trenches and wooden palisading. A tree and ferns are depicted on the left side of the vase. A small bird sits in the tree. Three figures with bird bodies and holding musical instruments are depicted on the neck of the amphora.
Accession No
PA2012.028

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

Name/Title
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

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

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
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

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

Depicts scattered residences in New Plymouth from seaward end 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
A97.451

Pencil and wash sketch of an unidentified military camp in Taranaki. In the foreground a Maori figure is walking on a road. On the right of the sketch an armed figure stands next to a guard post. A collection of bell tents can be seen in the background along with figures mounted on horses. Several small figures also stand in front of their bell tents.
Accession No
PA2010.187

View of New Plymouth looking west down Devon Street from about Liardet Street. Paritutu in the distance with military camp of 58th Regiment on Mount Eliot in right middle distance. Foreground figures include two horse riders, five Maori, and a dray. 58th Regiment established on Mount Eliot. Just landed from the "Duke of Portland" at anchor. The mail steamer "Zingari" is seen approaching from the south and is being signalled from the Mount Eliot mast.
Accession No
A97.452

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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