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: 1866 From: Illustrated London news :Clippings related to New Zealand [ca 1842-1890] By: Robley, Horatio Gordon, 1840-1930 Ref: E-106-f-018-2 Description: Scene outside a whare showing a deceased woman, her hair dressed with pigeon feathers, surrounded by her family and parents. Two women are singing a lament ...
Date: 1871 From: Illustrated London news :Clippings related to New Zealand [ca 1842-1890] By: Harper's weekly (Periodical); Purcell, E (Mr), active 1975; Robley, Horatio Gordon, 1840-1930 Ref: E-106-f-045 Description: Shows two carved Maori waka, full of paddlers, two men in each canoe standing to encourage their teammates. In the background are two cliff headlands each wi...
Date: 1867 From: Illustrated London news :Clippings related to New Zealand [ca 1842-1890] By: Illustrated London news (Newspaper); Robley, Horatio Gordon, 1840-1930 Ref: E-106-f-019-2 Description: A Maori man and two women seated outside a carved gateway and the palisade of Maketu Pal, near Tauranga. The woman in the white skirt has been identified as...
Date: 1865 - 1866 From: Illustrated London news :Clippings related to New Zealand [ca 1842-1890] By: Illustrated London news (Newspaper); Robley, Horatio Gordon, 1840-1930 Ref: E-106-f-016-2 Description: A large group of Maori men performing a haka, shown at a moment of leaping in the air. They are carrying a mixture of muskets and spears, and dressed in mix...
Date: 1865 - 1866 From: Illustrated London news :Clippings related to New Zealand [ca 1842-1890] By: Jackson, Mason, 1819-1903; Robley, Horatio Gordon, 1840-1930 Ref: E-106-f-018-1 Description: Interior view of the pa, with a group of Maori men around a fire in the foreground, two holding spears and two with guns, and other small groups standing and...
Date: 1870 - 1960 From: The Graham Bookplate Collection; bookplates collected by David H Graham. [1500-1950s] By: Dutton, Nellie, active 1922-1938; Fergusson and Mitchell (Firm); Haggett, Frank C, active 1930s; Hamilton, Augustus, 1853-1913; Hawcridge, Robert, 1866-1920; Jones, Hubert (Rev), active 1904-1950; McAuslan, Gordon S, 1913-1996; Mills, Marjory Hinemoa, 1896-1987; Norwood, R D, active 1904; Reid, E M (Miss), active 1939; Renton, David Proctor, -1945; Robley, Horatio Gordon, 1840-1930; Taylor, Ernest Mervyn, 1906-1964; Wiseman, Hilda Alexandra, 1894-1982 Ref: BOOKPLATES-GRAHAM-NZ-D Description: Arranged in boxes alphabetically according to the name of the person for whom the plate was made. Contains plates made for: I Dallas (by McAuslan, ca 1935),...
[Robley, Horatio Gordon] 1840-1930 :Breach of the Gate Pa - looking east. Early 30th April, 1864.
Date: 1864 By: Robley, Horatio Gordon, 1840-1930 Ref: A-033-007 Description: View of the trenches at Gate Pa, Tauranga, looking east, the front of the pa to the left, the rear to the right, after its capture by British forces in April...
Robley, Horatio Gordon 1840-1930 :A partikilarly Happy Xmas [ca 1900?]
From: Robley, Horatio Gordon, 1840-1930 :Maori sketches [ca 1900] By: Robley, Horatio Gordon, 1840-1930 Ref: E-450-q-003 Description: Shows tiki surrounded by oval kowhaiwhai The title includes a play on words relating to the artist's drawing of a tiki. As Robley continued to use New Zeal...
Robley, Horatio Gordon, 1840-1930 :Wanganui Tupe. [Rangitupu Taketake. ca 1900]
Date: 1896 - 1900 By: Robley, Horatio Gordon, 1840-1930; Partington, William Henry Thomas, 1854-1940; Fuller, Alfred Walter Francis, 1882-1961; Donne, Thomas Edward, 1860-1945; Webster, Kenneth Athol, 1906-1967 Ref: A-080-062 Description: Head and shoulders three quarters frontal portrait of a Maori man, with full moko, earrings, a greenstone tiki at his neck and a fringed flax cloak. The nam...
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...