Spotlight on the Heritage Collection
Showing items tagged as Taranaki Wars.
17 February 2014
Showtime in New Plymouth during the late 1850s often meant calling in the British imperial troops. The fledgling town of New Plymouth was given a fresh injection of culture with the arrival of the British army, who were garrisoned on Marsland Hill...
09 April 2013
It was a dark and misty night on the 24 May 1863, when Thomas Wolf and Joe Ward, two Taranaki Militiamen, were sent for sentry duty in a gully near Fort Carrington in New Plymouth. Most likely, both men would have been on edge, as earlier that month...
05 July 2010
A collection of charred ceramic fragments are a reminder of the ravages of war waged on Taranaki soil.
These broken and burned shards were found during an archaeological excavation in June 2005 from the Street homestead site in Bell Block, which...