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Photographer unknown :Prisoners of war taken at Rangiriri New Zealand, escaped Sept.r 1864. Dec. 1863

Reference Number: E-395-037

Twenty-four Maori men (some obscured) standing and seated mainly in two rows aboard the hulk Marion in Auckland Harbour. They are dressed in a mixture of Maori and European clothes. The shelter built on the deck of the ship is behind them. On piece of rolled canvas, lower left, can be discerned (scratched onto the negative and in reverse) H. M. Dec 1863. [i.e. Hulk Marion and the date the photograph was taken]. The photograph is surrounded by a pasted in newsclipping from an unknown source, probably an Auckland newspaper, headed 'Escape of the Maori prisoners of war, 200 in number' copied from the Weekly news of 17 September 1864. The prisoners escaped in boats from Kawau Island, their place of imprisonment after being aboard the Marion.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Portraits and Albumen photoprints, related to John Kinder, William Henry Speer, Marion (Ship), Waitemata Harbour, Prison ships - New Zealand - Auckland Region, New Zealand Wars, 1860-1872 - Campaigns - Waikato-Tauranga, Prisoners of war - New Zealand and Men, Maori.

Part of:
Speer, William Henry d 1867 :[Speer album] 1860-1867, Reference Number E-395 (3 digitised items)

Extent: 1 photograph(s)Albumen print, 108 x 159 mm, glued to album page, with newsclipping. Single art work

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