Tarawera, Taupo Road

Spencer, William Isaac
Production date
Circa 1870
Current rights
Public Domain
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About this object
Image of a settlement on the Napier-Taupo Road. Probably the redoubt at Tarawera taken circa 1870. Several buildings are visible fenced off below a high ridge. There appear to be several barricades to the right of the picture. Telegraph poles and wires run toward other buildings in the foreground of the image. Several people stand or sit in the space between to the two areas of buildings. There is a fence in the foreground and hills in the background behind the ridge.

Photograph attributed to Dr William Isaac Spencer.
Production date
Circa 1870
Production technique
Media/Materials description
Black and white photograph glued onto paper.
Photograph: Height x Width: 98 x 140mm
Paper: 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 date
Circa 1870
Collection of Hawke’s Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Tā-ū-rangi, 5597 - 26
Credit Line
from the Spencer Collection
Other number(s)
5597 - 26, m55/12, 75508


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