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Bridge, Cyprian, 1807-1885 :View of the attack on the pah of the Waikadi tribe on the morn of the 16th May, 1845

Reference Number: A-079-004

The British attack on Kapotai Pa, Waikare Inlet, Bay of Islands. Several armed redcoats by a clump of bushes in the foreground, other soldiers and "friendly" Maori firing from behind a line of bushes in the middle distance towards the fenced pa site set against hills. A European house outside the fencing on the right has other Maori around it.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Watercolours, related to Lieutenant-Colonel Cyprian Bridge, Kapotai Pa, Great Britain. Army. 58th Regiment of Foot (Rutlandshire), Waikare Inlet, Ngapuhi, Dwellings - New Zealand - Northland Region, Battles, New Zealand Wars, 1843-1847 - Campaigns - New Zealand - Northland Region, Soldiers, Men, Maori, Maori - Pa - New Zealand - Northland Region and Rifles.

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Bridge, Cyprian, 1807-1885 :View of the attack on the pah of the Waikadi tribe on the morn of the 16th May, 1845, Reference Number A-079-004 (1 digitised items)

Extent: 1 watercolour(s)Watercolour & Chinese white with scratching out 187 x 258 mm. Horizontal imageSingle art work

Historical Notes: This attack took place in the Omapere area, a week after the attack on Puketutu Pa. Kapotai Pa was on one of the head creeks of the Waikare Inlet. Bridge organised a boat expedition to Kapotai Pa and burned the pa while the friendly Maori, under Tamati Waka Nene, fought the Kapotai in the bush. (Information from James Cowan's "The New Zealand Wars" (1922), p.45, where this image is reproduced.

Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted

Other copies available: File PrintIn Drawings & Prints under Artist/Title (DFP-002446)

Inscriptions: Inscribed - Recto - [title in Bridge's hand and] Cyp.Bridge fecit [in pencil]

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