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[Williams, John] d 1905 :Ohaiawai 1st July 1845, 3 pm, N.Z. [1845]

Reference Number: A-079-028

Shows view from British camp of assault on Heke's pa. A collection of circular tents (and one rectangular tent at right), stands around a campfire in the foreground, with top of a larger tent visible in right foreground. A group of soldiers crouch behind camp fence in middle distance at left. Eight grass huts are close to the tent group at right, in front of hill topped by picket (group of British troops) which surveys the attack taking place in left background. British troops attack the palisades of the pa in two places. A flag-pole in the pa carries two flags, one a Union Jack. For description see: Barthorp, Michael. "To face the daring Maoris" (London, 1979), c.7.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Watercolours, related to John Williams, Hone Wiremu Heke Pokai, Ohaeawai, Ngapuhi, Military camps - New Zealand - Northland Region, Flags, Pa, Military uniforms, Campfires and New Zealand Wars, 1843-1847.

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[Williams, John] d 1905 :Ohaiawai 1st July 1845, 3 pm, N.Z. [1845], Reference Number A-079-028 (1 digitised items)

Extent: 1 watercolour(s)Watercolour on paper, image 205 x 318 mm, on sheet 265 x 362 mm.. Horizontal image

Historical Notes: According to Wises New Zealand guide; a gazetteer of New Zealand (1987 ed.), Kawiti also assisted at this battle.

Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted

Other copies available: File PrintIn Drawings & Prints under Artist/Title (DFP-001360)

Inscriptions: Inscribed - Recto - beneath image: Ohaiawai 1st July 1845. 3 PM. - NZ; Unsigned.; Verso - centre: [Repeats title]

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