Messenger, Arthur Herbert 1877-1962 :Taupo, Massacre Bay. 1921 [i.e 1844]
View at Taupo Point, just south of Separation Point, Golden Bay, showing Taupo Pa with palisades and buildings and a bush-clad knoll beyond, the sea and several inshore islands.
Depending upon the extent of Messenger's knowledge, the boat anchored off the beach is probably a Deal boat, and the mizzen was a "standing lug". The foresail was a "dipping lug" (see note below, and letter from Pat W Win, AT 13/14/1, 24 December 1999)
A copy of John Wallis Barnicoat's eye-witness drawing "Taupo, Massacre Bay, March 1844", negative 11570 1/2. The original drawing is in a private collection but the Library has a photograph.
Probably drawn for James Cowan's The New Zealand Wars, but not used.
Two Deal boats and six Deal boat men were brought to New Zealand by the Nelson Preliminary Expedition which entered Nelson Haven in November 1841. One of the boat men was James Smith Cross who became Nelson's second harbourmaster. (See letter from Pat W Win, AT 13/14/1, 24 December 1999).
Other Titles - Taupo Pa, Golden Bay
Quantity: 1 drawing(s).
Physical Description: Ink 114 x 256 mm
Provenance: Cowan Collection
Access restrictions: Partly restricted - Please use surrogate in place of original
Format: 1 drawing(s), Works of art, Ink drawings, Ink 114 x 256 mm, Orientation: Horizontal imageSee original record
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