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Williams, Edward Arthur 1824-1898 :Camp Manutahi, 15 March 1865.

Reference Number: B-045-052/053

Shows military camp with huts, on raised ground in left foreground. Landscape slopes away towards plain in background, centred around the distant peak of Mount Taranaki. There are flax bushes in the left foreground.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Watercolours, related to Manutahi, Taranaki, Mount, Military camps - New Zealand - Taranaki Region and Flax.

Part of:
Williams, Edward Arthur 1824-1898 :[New Zealand sketches, 1864-1866], Reference Number B-045 (22 digitised items)

Extent: 1 watercolour(s) in sketchbook.Ink and watercolour, 138 x 464 mm.. Horizontal imageSingle art work

Historical Notes: According to diary notes on page [45], the army moved to Manutahi Pa on 14 March 1865: 14 [Mar]. Packed up, struck tents 8 1/2 a.m. Marched 10 1/2 - and passing 2 gullies in a belt of bush came in sight of Pa Manutahi about 3 - Men entered and advanced, but no signs of life & we took peaceable possession, looting wharies and getting a few pigeon spears, mats, and plenty of potatoes - Went out and shot a pig and stabbed another & appropriated lots of potatoes... Page [48] 15 March - Out at daybreak 5 a.m. with Murant [?] and Betty but nothing stirring - rode out again after breakfast & reconnoitred - shot a pig with my revolver from horseback while the foraging parties are busy carrying off green crops and destroying - nothing doing in the afternoon - threw 2 light balls and 2 rockets for experiment at 8 [...] p.m. Whist & bed.

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Inscriptions: Inscribed - Recto - bottom right: [Title]

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