Encampment, Waikato

Production date
Aug 1863-Dec 1864
Current rights
Public Domain

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About this object
Image of a camp with two tents and one more permanent thatched structure to the left hand side, possibly a Pataka / storehouse. Two men stand outside the tent in the centre right of the image. There is native bush in the background and flax in the foreground. Taken somewhere in the Waikato during or shortly after the Waikato War in the New Zealand Wars.

Photograph attributed to Dr William Isaac Spencer.
Date unknown but would have been taken between August 1863 - December 1864.
Production period
Production technique
Media/Materials description
Black and white photograph glued onto paper.
Height x Width: 100 x 135mm
Height x Width: 365 x 266mm
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
Aug 1863-Dec 1864
Current rights
Collection of Hawke’s Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Tā-ū-rangi, 5597 - 24
Credit line
from the Spencer Collection
Other number(s)
48/69, 5597 - 24, 75505
Accession number

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