Procession, South African War

Current rights
Public Domain

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About this object
A photograph depicting a procession of volunteer troops for the South African War down Marine Parade, Napier.

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 mounted soldiers are travelling along Marine Parade towards Bluff Hill and possibly onto the farewell festivities held at the wharf along Breakwater. A dog is running in front of the procession. Spectators line the street on both sides. In the foreground left of the image young men can be seen watching the procession. A Norfolk Pine is also visible at the left.

Photographer, unknown.
Date, unknown.
Production technique
Media/Materials description
Black and white photograph.
Height x Width: 84 x 107mm
H.B. Art Gallery and Museum, Stamp, Stamped
Subject date
Current rights
Collection of Hawke’s Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Tā-ū-rangi, 2415
Credit line
gifted by Mrs Hutchinson
Other number(s)
m58/77a, 2415, 78182

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