[Williams, John] d 1905: Ruapekapeka, N.Z. [January, 1846]
Ruapekapeka pa in the distance on a hill, with the smoke of gunfire around it. In the foreground on a flat area are British redcoats, some standing in line, some moving amongst the raupo whare of the lower pa. A cauldron is boiling on a fire on the left and the palisades of the lower pa are visible on the right. On the left, bullocks are hauling supplies (of timber?) into the flat area and fighting is continuing in the background with much gunsmoke.
The original for a reproduction by the Library in 1970 of one of 'The Bridge Prints'. The work was attributed to Cyprian Bridge, and was published with the title Capture of Kawiti's Pa, Ruapekapeka, Bay of Islands, 11 January 1846. The work was reattributed to John Williams in the 1970s
Quantity: 1 watercolour(s).
Physical Description: Watercolour, 206 x 328 mm
Access restrictions: Partly restricted - Please use surrogate in place of original
Format: 1 watercolour(s), Works of art, Watercolours, Watercolour, 206 x 328 mmSee original record
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