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Heaphy, Charles 1820-1881 :The fight at the 2nd Parapet. Waiari [1863]

Reference Number: B-043-017

Shows 6 European soldiers on a small hilltop, repulsing an attack by 13 Maori, several of whom have been killed.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Wash drawings, related to Alfred Walter Francis Fuller, Charles Heaphy, Waiari Pa, Great Britain. Army. 40th Regiment of Foot (2nd Somersetshire), Mangapiko, Soldiers - New Zealand - Waikato Region, New Zealand Wars, 1860-1872 - Campaigns - Waikato-Tauranga, Battles and Firearms.

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Heaphy, Charles 1820-1881 :The fight at the 2nd Parapet. Waiari [1863], Reference Number B-043-017 (1 digitised items)

Extent: 1 watercolour(s)Pen and wash 380 x 545 mm. Horizontal imageSingle art work

Historical Notes: Gudgeon, page 125: " Captain Heaphy was with Col. Sir H. Havelock, V.C. on the 11th February 1864, reconnoitring the country near Waiari, in the Waikato, when a party of the 40th Regiment, who were bathing, were fired upon. A number of soldiers from the adjoining camp appeared on the scene as quickly as possible, but in some disorder, and Col. Havelock placed Capt Heaphy in charge of the detachment. A soldier was seen lying near the edge of the creek, wounded and bleeding, an artery having been severed. Capt Heaphy having some knowledge of surgery, volunteered to go to his assistance, &, having reached him, was engaged in taking up the artery when he was fired at by a body of natives, who were concealed in the fern close by. He was struck and slightly wounded in 3 places, but nevertheless succeeded in completing his work of humanity &, with the assistance of some soldiers, in carrying off the man..."

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