British Camp at Meremere

Spencer, William Isaac
Production date
Nov 1863
Current rights
Public Domain
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About this object
Image of a British military encampment at Meremere on the Waikato River, site of the first line of defence in the Waikato War. The Waikato River is visible behind the mounded area of the encampment. People and make-shift clothes drying facilities are visible in the foreground. Two Union Jack flags on poles can be seen within the camp site.

Photograph attributed to Dr William Isaac Spencer.
Dated November 1863.
Production date
Nov 1863
Production period
Production technique
Media/Materials description
Black and white photograph glued onto paper.
Photograph: Height x Width: 120 x 182mm
Paper: Height x Width: 290 x 233mm
This photograph must be acknowledged to the Hawke’s Bay Art Gallery and Museum (Inc.), Napier. Reference number 5597, Stamp, Stamped
Subject period
Subject date
Nov 1863
Collection of Hawke’s Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Tā-ū-rangi, 5597 - 13
Credit Line
from the Spencer Collection
Other number(s)
48/69, 5597 - 13, 75496
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