End of Procession, South African War

Current rights
Public Domain

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About this object
A photograph depicting the period after a procession of volunteer troops for the South African War have passed down a central Napier street.

The troops probably form part of the Company One, Number One Division. The photograph is either taken prior to October 1899 and the first deployment of New Zealand troops from Wellington or at the time of the deployment of the Second Contingent which sailed from Wellington aboard the S.S. Waiwera on 21st January 1900.

The procession of rough riders, as the troops were known, has passed. Spectators and well-wishers are following the group, possibly to the wharf at the breakwater. A couple on the roof awning of a shop lean over looking down the street, possibly Emerson Street. The Union Jack hangs in the foreground left of the image. The shops along the street are decorated with foliage and saplings. Several shop signs are visible reading: Halpin's; Basket and Perambulator Maker; and J Neil Chemist.

Photographer, unknown.
Date, unknown.
Production technique
Media/Materials description
Black and white photograph.
Height x Width: 83 x 109mm
H.B. Art Gallery and Museum, Stamp, Stamped
Subject date
Current rights
Collection of Hawke’s Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Tā-ū-rangi, 2413
Credit line
gifted by Mrs Hutchinson
Other number(s)
m58/77a, 2413, 78171

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Posted on 08-10-2019 23:09:47