Story: Taranaki region

More troops for Taranaki, 1860

More troops for Taranaki, 1860

In Edwin Harris’s painting of 3 August 1860, lighters ferry ashore Major-General Thomas Pratt, Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Carey and 50 men of the 40th Regiment from the steam sloop HMCSS Victoria to the beleaguered town of New Plymouth. Other vessels visible include the paddle-steamer Tasmanian Maid, the Airedale and the George Henderson.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
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Watercolour by Edwin Harris

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Ron Lambert, 'Taranaki region - Pākehā settlement', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 October 2021)

Story by Ron Lambert, updated 1 Aug 2015