Poho O Rawiri pa, with Wilson's Camp in the background, Poverty Bay, February 1866
Reference Number: PA1-q-193-084-1
Scene near Poho O Rawiri, showing Wilson's redoubt in the background and waka in the foreground, photographed ca February 1866, probably by William Leonard Williams.
1 image, categorised under Landscapes and Albumen photoprints, related to William Leonard Williams, Poho O Rawiri Pa, Poverty Bay, Maori - Pa - New Zealand - Gisborne Region, New Zealand Wars, 1860-1872 - Campaigns - New Zealand - Gisborne Region, Waka - New Zealand - Gisborne Region and Tents.
Extent: 1 b&w original photographic print(s)Albumen print 100 x 150 mm mounted on album page. Single photograph
Historical Notes: Photograph taken near Poho O Rawiri. The pa at that time stood much closer to the Turanganui River. Wilson's Redoubt was erected ca September 1865 in response to Hauhau activity. Poho O Rawiri was given a sod wall soon after. Leonard was living nearby at Waikahua cottage at this time, and could have taken the photograph before he left the district prior to the battle at Waerenga A Hika. It would be safer to assume, however, that the photograph was taken on his return in February 1866. (information from Sheila Robinson, Gisborne Museum & Arts Centre. See AT 13/12/4, 27/8/90)
Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted
Other copies available: File print available in Turnbull Library Pictures17. Cook Co. Poverty Bay. Military Camp.(PFP-021574)
Inscriptions: Inscribed - On album page - beneath image: Poverty Bay military camp
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