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Warre, Henry James 1819-1898 :Cricket on Poverty Flat. New Plymouth. N. Z. [15 September 1864]

Reference Number: E-294-043

A cricket game in progress at New Plymouth (on the school grounds), surrounded by houses, with Marsland Stockade on the hill to the left, and Mount Egmont in the background. A newspaper clipping dated Sept 25 1913 in the back of the sketchbook, probably a quote from the Richmond-Atkinson papers, mentions this cricket game and its interruption by the firing of shots.

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1 image, categorised under Pencil works, related to Henry James Warre, Poverty Flat, Fortification - New Zealand - Taranaki Region, New Zealand Wars, 1860-1872 - Campaigns - New Zealand - Taranaki Region, Cricket - New Zealand - Taranaki Region, Schools - New Zealand - Taranaki Region and Dwellings - New Zealand - Taranaki Region.

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[Warre, Henry James] 1819-1898 :[Sketchbook] 1864-1865, Reference Number E-294 (15 digitised items)

Extent: 1 drawing(s)Pencil, 105 x 173 mm.. Horizontal imageSingle art work

Historical Notes: "On the morning of the 15th [September 1864], whilst some of the men were indulging in a scratch game of cricket across the [Waiwakaiho] river, in the temporary company of a fatigue party told off to procure some slab timber for use in the redoubt, two shots were fired in quick succession amongst them from the hedge adjoining the bush, at a distance of about 150 yards from the stockade. It did not require a moment's reflection for the cricketers and fatigue party - who were unarmed - to betake themselves to the redoubt and stockade, from which the fire was quickly returned, and soon became of a very general character. The native, however, not deeming it prudent to endeavour to carry the work by assault, in the face of such a well-sustained rifle fire, finally retired, the only casualty reported upon our side from the operation being that of a slight wound occasioned to Ensign Johnson by a spent ball, on one of his arms. A young lad of McNiccol's having had a narrow escape from a ball which passed through his cap." (Newsclipping text in back pocket of sketchbook)

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