Illustrated London news :Arms taken from the Maoris at Te Rangi, New Zealand. Illustrated London news, 24 Sep 1864

Date
1864
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 carry eighteen rounds; 3. Greenstone club or mere, otherwise called poenamu, which is the baton of a chief; 4. Whale bone mere, called papaoa, carried by a band round the neck; 5. Spear (tao) either of hard wood sharpened or with an iron point or a bayonet fixed at the end; 6. Long tomahawk (kakanroa) for thrusting or cutting in a hand-to-hand fight; also used to walk with; 7. Guns (Pu) which are mostly percussion muskets and many were also found which had been taken from our men; 8. A chief's spear (taiaha) ornamented with the breast feathers of the brown parrots; 9. Bayonet (peniti); 10. Club (wahaika) made of hard wood or whalebone and used either to thrust with the small point or to strike with the axelike head. Drawings attributed to Lieutenant Robley of the 68th Light Infantry.

Includes article entitled `The war in New Zealand'

Other Titles - Arms taken from the Maoris at Te Ranga, New Zealand

Quantity: 1 b&w art print(s).

Physical Description: Wood engraving, 380 x 250 mm

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Illustrated London News :[Scrapbook of clippings relating to New Zealand 1860s]
Format
1 b&w art print(s), Works of art, Wood engravings, Wood engraving, 380 x 250 mm
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