Kōrero: Sport and society

Cricket in Taranaki, 1864

Cricket in Taranaki, 1864

This watercolour by army officer and artist Henry James Warre shows a game of cricket in New Plymouth during the Taranaki wars. The British soldiers who had been sent to the area in response to renewed resistance from Pai Mārire forces were keen cricketers. It was said that during another game three months earlier, at the same place, two shots were fired at them. They hurriedly retreated to the stockade, and one man was slightly injured.

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National Library of Australia
Reference: nla.pic-an2946330
Watercolour by Henry James Warre

Permission of the National Library of Australia must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Greg Ryan, 'Sport and society - Sport comes to New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/39375/cricket-in-taranaki-1864 (accessed 23 May 2022)

He kōrero nā Greg Ryan, i tāngia i te 5 Sep 2013