"Jam Tarts at Parihaka"

Production date
1881
Description
Photograph of a group of soldiers nicknamed the "Jam Tarts" at Parihaka. The soldiers are grouped together with some sitting on a bench in the back row and others lying casually on the ground in front. Photograph has been adhered to a large, brown card.

Back row, left to right: Henry (Harry) James Honeyfield (1859-1938), Edward Hunt, Henry (Harry) Newland, Tudor Atkinson.
Front row, left to right: John Skinner, William Thompson, William Jury, Dave Gilmour, A. Thompson, Peter Wilson, O. Deakon.

The nickname “Jam Tarts” could simply have been a reference to the soldiers’ red uniforms, but it was also a common slang term in 19th century New Zealand for upper class or wealthy people.
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Production date
1881
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Harry Honeyfield. Son of Sarah Mary (Barrett) Honeyfield and William Henry Honeyfield

- Anne Hodgson on 27-04-2020 06:14:29

Probably Henry Newland one of three Newland brothers to fight in the Taranaki land wars. Harry Newland, my father, was born in 1926.

- Rod Newland on 24-04-2020 07:44:30

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