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Robley, Horatio Gordon 1840-1930 :Taratoa, lay preacher. Killed at Te Ranga, 21st June 1864.

Reference Number: A-033-011

A three-quarter length portrait of Taratoa seated on a hillside in front of a palisade fence on the skyline 60 paces away. A flag flies on the flagpole by the fence. The flag has a red background, with (top left to bottom right) a Christian cross, an inverted new moon, and a 5-pointed star. Taratoa wears a rural European grey smock and bark (grey?) neckerchief.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Watercolours and Portraits, related to Horatio Gordon Robley, Henare Wiremu Taratoa, Te Ranga, Ngai Te Rangi, Fortification - New Zealand - Bay of Plenty Region, New Zealand Wars, 1860-1872 - Campaigns - Waikato-Tauranga, Laity - Anglican Communion, Men, Maori, Men's clothing and Maori - Flags.

Part of:
Robley, Horatio Gordon 1840-1930 :Taratoa, lay preacher. Killed at Te Ranga, 21st June 1864., Reference Number A-033-011 (1 digitised items)

Extent: 1 watercolour(s)Watercolour 230 x 183 mm.. Vertical imageSingle art work

Conditions governing access to original: Partial restriction - Use photographic copies in preference to original.

Other copies available: File PrintIn Drawings & Prints under Artist/Title (DFP-001554)

Inscriptions: Inscribed - Recto - bottom right: H G Robley; Recto - bottom left: The flagstaff 60 paces in rear; Verso - Portrait of Taratoa lay preacher (Selwyn), a Ngaiterangi chief killed at Te Ranga 21 June 64 / whose name is on the RAWIRI monument at Te Papa cemetry / who was Maori commander [may refer to Rawiri]. A window at Lichfield Cathedral placed by Bishop Selwyn to this lay preacher who drew up the humane order for fighting; as to protecting wounded men and bodies of the dead from desecration (as had lately happened at Te Ahu Ahu fight). (old native manner there)(at Te Ahu Ahu Captain Lloyds 57th Regt head was cut off, and some of the mens and Victorians History; Verso - top centre: [Labelled sketch of flag]

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