New Zealand Armed Constabulary Force

From 1846 onwards, a national force formed from various militia as the first national force, originally to combat Maori 'hostiles' and to keep civil order. (The Dictionary of New Zealand English, edited by HW Orsman). In 1867 .. formed into a colonial regular army (Belich, James. New Zealand Wars). - VH. Remained in existence until 1885, and that year also saw the end of the occupation of redoubts.

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Date: 1969 By: Davis, Frank, 1934-1983 Ref: Eph-D-MAORI-1969-02 Description: Shows an illustration (probably based on a photograph) of four soldiers with a cannon, possibly the Royal Artillery, or Armed Constabulary? The colouring is...
Date: 1867, 1869, 1870 By: Fraser, James, 1841-1870 Ref: MS-0810-0812 Description: Fraser was a member of the Armed Constabulary on the East Coast Quantity: 3 volume(s). 0.06 Linear Metres. Physical Description: Holographs (12 cm; leather...
Artist unknown :A C Quarters, Galatea. [Between 1909 and 1913]
Date: 1909 - 1913 By: Waters, H S (Mrs), active 1971 Ref: A-108-022 Description: A single-storied bungalow with a verandah, L-shaped, behind a hedge with garden gate The house, later burnt down, was the home of the Wylie family. Adelaide...
Date: [1870s-1890s] Ref: PA1-o-1632 Description: Photograph album containing cartes de visite and cabinet card portraits of military officers and scenes, ca 1870s-1890s, compiled by an unidentified person. ...
Date: [Between 1870 and 1880] From: Swainson, Jane :Photographs of military forces in Taranaki, Nelson, Hokitika, Parihaka and Rotorua. By: Sharp & Sons (Firm) Ref: PAColl-6014-1-07 Description: The Armed Constabulary redoubt at Opunake taken, probably in the 1870s, by Sharp & Sons of Wanganui. Inscriptions: Mount recto - bottom left - Sharp & Sons;...
Sharp & Sons :Instrumental ensemble, Opunake redoubt
Date: [Between 1870 and 1880] From: Swainson, Jane :Photographs of military forces in Taranaki, Nelson, Hokitika, Parihaka and Rotorua. By: Sharp & Sons (Firm) Ref: PAColl-6014-1-15 Description: An instrumental ensemble consisting of violin, banjo, flageolet, concertina, triangle and bones, at the Armed Constabulary redoubt at Opunake. Photograph ta...
Date: [1868]-1932 From: Mackrell, Brent, fl 2012 : Papers relating to military history Ref: MSI-Papers-7157 Description: Group photograph, Auckland constables and officers (1931-1932), group photograph, Armed Constabulary; supplement from `Weekly news' of capture of Rua Kenana ...
Date: 1881 - 1920 - 1923 By: Bay, A, active 1920s; Madigan, (Mr), active 1881; Cowan, James, 1870-1943 Ref: A-220-006 Description: A long row of huts and tents, with sea in the left background and a flank of Mt Egmont in the right background. According to Cowan's caption for this pictur...
Date: 1972 From: Jones, Edward George Thomas, 1939- : A brief history of my family in New Zealand By: Jones, Edward George Thomas, 1939-2011 Ref: MS-Papers-1482 Description: Contains first version of Jones' `A brief account of my family in New Zealand'. Covers history of his family from arrival of Riordan family, Taranaki, and Jo...
Date: 1882 From: Illustrated London News :[Scrapbook of clippings relating to New Zealand 1860s] By: Illustrated London news (Newspaper) Ref: E-372-f-032 Description: Page from the Illustrated London news with 14 sketches - 1. Camp of the Armed Constabulary, Rohatu; 2. Road through Waimate Plains (confiscated land); 3. M...
Date: 1869-1886 By: Story, Edith Mary, 1861-1942 Ref: MS-Papers-1138 Description: Reminiscences as told to Mrs E M Story of Dansey's work as a telegraph linesman and member of the Armed Constabulary at Taupo and then as a telegraph operato...
Date: 1868-1870 By: Begley, Michael, 1833- Ref: MS-Papers-1217 Description: The author describes military activities in Tauranga, the King Country, and Napier; includes draft letters and English-Maori vocabularies Note by A G Bagnal...
Date: [Between 1870 and 1880] From: Swainson, Jane :Photographs of military forces in Taranaki, Nelson, Hokitika, Parihaka and Rotorua. By: Sharp & Sons (Firm) Ref: PAColl-6014-1-04 Description: Armed Constabulary with Maori at a pa in Taranaki, taken, probably in the 1870s, by Sharp & Sons of Wanganui. The constabulary are wearing blankets as kilts...
Date: [Between 1870 and 1880] From: Swainson, Jane :Photographs of military forces in Taranaki, Nelson, Hokitika, Parihaka and Rotorua. By: Sharp & Sons (Firm) Ref: PAColl-6014-1-03 Description: An advance guard of Armed Constabulary in the Taranaki region, carrying rifles, taken, probably in the 1870s, by Sharp & Sons of Wanganui. They are wearing ...
Date: [Between 1870 and 1880] From: Swainson, Jane :Photographs of military forces in Taranaki, Nelson, Hokitika, Parihaka and Rotorua. By: Sharp & Sons (Firm) Ref: PAColl-6014-1-09 Description: Armed Constabulary troopers in camp, Taranaki. Photograph taken, probably in the 1870s, by Sharp & Sons of Wanganui. Inscriptions: Mount recto - bottom lef...
Date: [Between 1870 and 1880] From: Swainson, Jane :Photographs of military forces in Taranaki, Nelson, Hokitika, Parihaka and Rotorua. By: Sharp & Sons (Firm) Ref: PAColl-6014-1-13 Description: A group of Armed Constabulary troopers ready to enter the bush, Taranaki, photographed with their dog, probably in the 1870s, by Sharp & Sons of Wanganui. M...
Date: [Between 1870 and 1880] From: Swainson, Jane :Photographs of military forces in Taranaki, Nelson, Hokitika, Parihaka and Rotorua. By: Sharp & Sons (Firm) Ref: PAColl-6014-1-16 Description: Armed Constabulary troopers, Taranaki. Photograph taken, probably in the 1870s, by Sharp & Sons of Wanganui. Inscriptions: Mount recto - bottom left - Shar...
Date: [Between 1870 and 1880] From: Swainson, Jane :Photographs of military forces in Taranaki, Nelson, Hokitika, Parihaka and Rotorua. By: Sharp & Sons (Firm) Ref: PAColl-6014-1-05 Description: An Armed Constabulary escort, armed with rifles, with Maori at a halt in Taranaki. Photograph taken, probably in the 1870s, by Sharp & Sons of Wanganui. The ...
Date: [Between 1870 and 1880] From: Swainson, Jane :Photographs of military forces in Taranaki, Nelson, Hokitika, Parihaka and Rotorua. By: Sharp & Sons (Firm) Ref: PAColl-6014-1-10 Description: Armed Constabulary troopers on picket duty in Taranaki, taken, probably in the 1870s, by Sharp & Sons of Wanganui. Two of the troopers are wearing blankets ...
Date: 23 Dec 1868-17 Dec 1869 By: New Zealand Armed Constabulary Force Ref: MS-0871 Description: Daybook of daily routine orders and movements. Part of the volume concerns the 7th Division at Camps Westmere and Wai-iti, written up and signed by various o...