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Williams, John d.1905 :Ohaiawai, N.Z. 1 July 1845.

Reference Number: E-320-f-002

Shows the attack on Heke's pa at Ohaeawai, 1 July 1845. In foreground is a line of British soldiers seen from the back, standing in a trench behind a barricade. To left and right of this are other soldiers at the edge of forested areas. The group on the left contains 2 gentlemen in top hats and frock-coats. In the distance, a group of soldiers is attacking the pa fence in two slightly separate places, and an amount of gunfire can be seen beyond the fence, within the pa. In the distance are rolling hills.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Wash drawings, related to John Williams, Hone Wiremu Heke Pokai, Ohaeawai Pa, Ohaeawai, Ngapuhi, Pa, Military uniforms and New Zealand Wars, 1843-1847.

Part of:
Williams, John, d 1905 :Maori war sketches [by John Williams, Cyprian Bridge and other artists] 1845-1850, Reference Number E-320-f (6 digitised items)

Extent: 1 drawing(s)Ink and wash drawing 207 x 306 mm.. Horizontal 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-001006)

Inscriptions: Inscribed - Recto - bottom left: (In ink) Ohaiawai, N.Z. 1 July 1845.; Recto - beneath image: (In pencil) Ohaiawai N.Z. 1st July 1845.; Recto - bottom right: J Williams L.Sergt 58th Regt.

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