Messenger, Arthur Herbert, 1877-1962 :Mauku - Church and military camp, 1863. 1922
- 1863 - 1922
- Messenger, Arthur Herbert, 1877-1962; Norbury, G W, active 1863
Shows a view, after a sketch by G. Norbury in 1863, of a fortified St Bride's Church, Mauku, surrounded by a tent encampment. The camp was the right wing of the Movable Column, generally known as the Flying Column, commanded by Colonel Marmaduke Nixon, and consisting of Imperial troops and Militia. In this scene they are engaged in patrol duty. A farmer passes through the encampment leading four oxen pulling a cart. The Flying Column flag flies to the right of the church, bearing the initials 'F' and 'C'. A number of soldiers stand guard
The Church of St Bride's at Mauku was one of Auckland's 'Selwyn churches' (built by Bishop Selwyn) built in 1859 and named for London's St Bride's in Fleet Street. The church was fortified and loopholed for rifles during 1863 to 1864.
Extended Title - Reproduced in: Cowan, James. The New Zealand wars: a history of the Maori campaigns and the pioneering period. Vol.1: 1845-1864. Chapter 32. The Titi Hill fight, 1863 (Wellington: R E Owen, 1955)
Inscriptions: Verso - top right - Photographed [stamp in capital letters]; Verso - top centre - Whole page [in pencil]
Quantity: 1 watercolour(s).
Physical Description: Watercolour and Chinese white, 180 x 250 mm on sheet 225 x 317 mm
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- 1 watercolour(s), Works of art, Watercolours, Watercolour and Chinese white, 180 x 250 mm on sheet 225 x 317 mm, Orientation: Horizontal image
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