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Sharp & Sons :A covering party in the bush, [Between 1870 and 1880]

Reference Number: PAColl-6014-1-17

A covering party of Armed Constabulary troopers in the bush, Taranaki. Photograph taken, probably in the 1870s, by Sharp & Sons of Wanganui. They are armed with Snider rifles and carbines, and the man in the centre is inspecting his revolver. Five of the troopers are wearing blankets as kilts, and one is wearing a korowai (tag cloak).

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Albumen photoprints, related to Sharp & Sons 1870s, New Zealand Armed Constabulary, Taranaki Region, Soldiers - New Zealand - Taranaki Region, Korowai, Guard duty, Kilts, Snider rifle and Revolvers.

Part of:
Photographs of military forces and redoubts in Taranaki, Reference Number PAColl-6014-1 (1 digitised items)
Swainson, Jane :Photographs of military forces in Taranaki, Nelson, Hokitika, Parihaka and Rotorua., Reference Number PAColl-6014 (3 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w original photographic print(s)Albumen print 132 x 206 mm on mount 252 x 315 mm. Single photograph

Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted

Inscriptions: Inscribed - Mount recto - bottom left: Sharp & Sons; Mount recto - bottom right: Photos; Mount recto - bottom centre: A Covering Party in the Bush

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