Robley, Horatio Gordon, 1840-1930

Te Ropere, 1840-1930

Soldier, artist and author. Born Madeira. Arrived Auckland from Madrid on 4 January 1864 as ensign in 68th Durham Light Infantry. Was present at Gate Pa and Te Ranga, Tauranga, 1864. Left New Zealand for England with his regiment in 1865, but continued to paint and draw portraits of Maori, images of moko and scenes relating to the war and to Maori culture for many years. Published Moko: or Maori tattooing, London, 1896, and Pounamu: notes on New Zealand greenstone in London in 1915. Many of his drawings were used as sources for wood engravings in the Illustrated London news and Graphic in the mid-1860s and later. He retired as a Major-General in London in 1887 (Sources: Platts, Una. Nineteenth century New Zealand artists, a guide and handbook; Dictionary of New Zealand biography, edited by G H Scholfield (Wellington, 1940))

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Date: 1890 - 1930 By: Robley, Horatio Gordon, 1840-1930 Ref: E-280-002-5 Description: "Wishing [y]ou a [particu]larly [merry]" - missing parts filled in by drawings of Maori objects: pa, tiki, mere, etc. Also shows digging sticks forming the W...
Date: 1880 - 1900 - 1889 By: Robley, Horatio Gordon, 1840-1930; Webster, Kenneth Athol, 1906-1967 Ref: E-280-049 Description: The letter O, ornamented Quantity: 1 drawing(s). Physical Description: Ink on postcard 140 x 90 mm
Date: 1880 - 1900 From: Robley, Horatio Gordon 1840-1930 :[A Maori man and the prow of a war canoe. ca 1900] By: Robley, Horatio Gordon, 1840-1930 Ref: E-280-010-2 Description: Shows a Maori man (Te Kuha) in the foreground and behind him near the shore line is the prow of a war canoe. Photograph of another version; published in "Mo...
Date: 1880 - 1900 By: Robley, Horatio Gordon, 1840-1930; Webster, Kenneth Athol, 1906-1967 Ref: E-280-043/048 Description: Scenes of India and possibly Sri Lanka Inscriptions: [Some signed] H. Robley. Quantity: 6 drawing(s). Physical Description: Ink and wash drawings 137 x 8...
Date: 1894-1932 From: Australian Joint Copying Project : Miscellaneous Series microfilm Ref: Micro-MS-Coll-20-2754 Description: Quantity: 1 microfilm reel(s).
Date: 1888-1949 From: Australian Joint Copying Project : Miscellaneous Series microfilm Ref: Micro-MS-Coll-20-2805 Description: Quantity: 1 microfilm reel(s).
Date: 1860 - 1910 - 1847 - 1869 By: Robley, Horatio Gordon, 1840-1930; Webster, Kenneth Athol, 1906-1967 Ref: E-280-050 Description: Depicts the greenstone hei tiki of the Ngati Toa chief Te Rauparaha. It was gifted to Colonel Mundy in 1847 for the kindness he showed the old chief during t...
[Robley, Horatio Gordon] 1840-1930 :Riwhitete Pokai [18--]
Date: 1863 - 1864 By: Robley, Horatio Gordon, 1840-1930; Fuller, Alfred Walter Francis, 1882-1961; Donne, Thomas Edward, 1860-1945; Webster, Kenneth Athol, 1906-1967 Ref: A-080-066 Description: Head and shoulders portrait of a Maori man. He has moko, an ear adorment and a flax cloak with a taniko border. Behind him is a large canoe and a headland n...
Date: 1865 By: Robley, Horatio Gordon, 1840-1930 Ref: A-080-008-4 Description: A portrait of tattooed chief Tomika te Mutu From M. S. papers 16 See also: "Moko", p. 22, E280. Similar version of A-080-008 Inscriptions: Recto - bott...
Date: 1865 By: Robley, Horatio Gordon, 1840-1930 Ref: A-080-008-3 Description: A full-length portrait of Tomika te Mutu From M. S. papers 16 See also: "Moko", p. 22, E280. Similar version to A-080-008 Inscriptions: Recto - bottom ...
Date: 1865 - 1900 By: Robley, Horatio Gordon, 1840-1930; Webster, Kenneth Athol, 1906-1967 Ref: E-280-042 Description: Similar images at E-280-010 91-3), E-280-025, E-280-042 (1-4) Other Titles - Te Kuka Inscriptions: Verso - Never to be seen again. A carved chief and sea g...
Date: 1864 By: Robley, Horatio Gordon, 1840-1930 Ref: A-033-008 Description: At the top, a plan view of two lots of trenches at Gate Pa with water shown at 150 yards distance on both sides. The rear of the pa and a breach are both mar...
Date: 1864 By: Robley, Horatio Gordon, 1840-1930 Ref: A-033-008-1 Description: Across the top of the picture, a plan view of the trenches in two sections of Gate Pa, with trench to swamp and water on both sides, breach in palisade, conn...
Robley, Horatio Gordon 1840-1930 :Scene in the pah. [1864].
Date: 1864 By: Robley, Horatio Gordon, 1840-1930; Adams, E L, active 1972 Ref: A-033-022 Description: Shows wounded Maori in trenches at Gate Pa after the battle. Two figures lying down under blankets, one with a dog; and one seated figure with a dog. In the ...
Robley, Horatio Gordon 1840-1930 :Gate Pa, Tauranga. April 29, 1864.
Date: 1864 - 1868 By: Robley, Horatio Gordon, 1840-1930 Ref: B-077-008 Description: Shows view of Gate Pa with a map Shows Ngati Rangi flag Similar to A-033-008, with the addition of the map of the district. Inscriptions: Recto - bottom ri...
Date: [1920s?] From: Cowan family: Collection Ref: PAColl-10460-06 Description: Photographic prints taken by various photographers circa 1920s. Comprise images of landscapes, trees, portraits, and Robley's watercolours of toi moko, and f...
Robley, Horatio Gordon 1840-1930 :The Gate Pa. 28th-29th-30th April 1864 Penetaka, engineer of these works ... flag placed outside ... route of night march 68th L[igh]t Infantry.
Date: 1864 By: Robley, Horatio Gordon, 1840-1930; Webster, Kenneth Athol, 1906-1967 Ref: B-077-027 Description: Shows plan of the pa, cross-section of the ditches and details of fence and flag; also portrait of Penetaka, "engineer of the main works". Exhibited in 'Abo...
Date: 1864 From: Illustrated London News :[Scrapbook of clippings relating to New Zealand 1860s] By: Illustrated London news (Newspaper); Robley, Horatio Gordon, 1840-1930 Ref: E-372-f-033 Description: Page from the Illustrated London news with sketches of 10 weapons - 1. Small tomahawk (patiti), used for hand-to-hand fighting; 2. Cartouche-box (hamanu) to...
Date: 1864 By: Robley, Horatio Gordon, 1840-1930 Ref: A-128-026 Description: Digital laser copy of a privately owned watercolour. Shows a scene at Tauranga, looking towards the sea with several ships and waka in the roadstead, and ten...
Date: 1858-1913, 1985 By: Marvin, William Geoffrey, 1928- Ref: MS-Papers-4248 Description: The papers include correspondence between the married Churton sisters, notably letters between Kate Heaphy and Anna Marvin. These letters describe colonial ...