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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.
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