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Bridge, Cyprian, 1807-1885 :View of the pah at Ruapekapeka from the lower stockade at the time it was entered and captured by the allied force of friendly natives and troops, under Lt Colonel Despard, 11th Jany, 1846

Reference Number: A-079-007

Shows the pa as seen from possibly one hundred metres away, and from behind a row of low trees. Two lines of red-coated soldiers, about 10 in each line are about to enter the pa through a hole just made in the palisade. As yet there are no soldiers lying on the ground. In the foreground, a soldier sits watching the action from a fallen tree trunk, two Maori sit together near right and two others walk separately nearby. At right, a man dressed in blue, and with a sword hanging from his belt, peers at the action from behind a tree-trunk which forms the end of a wooden palisade. Through at hole in this palisade at far right, a cannon on wheels aims towards the pa and is manned by two other men watching.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Watercolours, related to Lieutenant-Colonel Cyprian Bridge, Colonel Henry Despard, Te Ruki Kawiti, Hone Wiremu Heke Pokai, Ruapekapeka, Ngapuhi, Ordnance, Fortification - New Zealand - Northland Region, Firearms, Military uniforms, Maori - Clothing, Papakainga and Maori - Pa - New Zealand - Northland Region.

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Bridge, Cyprian, 1807-1885 :View of the pah at Ruapekapeka from the lower stockade at the time it was entered and captured by the allied force of friendly natives and troops, under Lt Colonel Despard, 11th Jany, 1846, Reference Number A-079-007 (1 digitised items)

Extent: 1 watercolour(s) on paper.Watercolour 180 x 255 mm.. Horizontal imageSingle art work

Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted

Other copies available: File PrintIn Drawings & Prints under Artist/Title (DFP-001566)

Inscriptions: Inscribed - Verso - top centre: ; Verso - bottom left: Cyp Bridge fecit

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