Military Training, Napier Barracks

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Public Domain

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About this object
Photograph of a squadron of British Soldiers at Napier Barracks. The soldiers are performing the bayonet exercise Guards and Points by numbers. Military buildings and barracks are visible in the background. The photograph was taken sometime during the New Zealand Wars and may show the Eighteenth Royal Irish Regiment.

Photograph attributed to Dr William Isaac Spencer.
Production technique
Media/Materials description
Black and white photograph glued onto paper.
Photograph: Height x Width: 76 x 126mm
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
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Collection of Hawke’s Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Tā-ū-rangi, 5597 - 11
Credit line
from the Spencer Collection
Other number(s)
48/69, 5597 - 11, 75568
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Very interesting image showing a squadron of British soldiers performing bayonet exercises, specifically, "Guards and Points by numbers" They are not advancing, as the caption suggests, but are standing at the "Guard" position.

- Matt

Posted on 03-11-2020 03:11:45