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Copy photograph of a studio portrait of Mrs Wilson, wife of Captain Wilson, and two of her children. Mrs Wilson is wearing a dress with a brooch at the throat. The younger child is sitting on her lap and the older child is standing next to her. Mrs Wilson is holding the older child's hand. Studio props are visible in the background. All three were killed in the Poverty Bay Massacre, Gisborne District, on 10 November 1868 by Te Kooti and his forces. The photograph is included on page 16 of William Francis Robert Gordon's album "Some "Soldiers of the Queen" who served in the Maori Wars and Other Notable Persons Connected Herewith".
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