- Purchased, 1974
- 224 x 290mm
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Prussian-born adventurer Gustavus von Tempsky reached New Zealand in 1862 seeking gold. He painted this battle scene four years later during an extended stay in Auckland, recalling his recent involvement in the British attack on Otapawa pā, South Taranaki. He led another fighting division in the region from January 1868, and died while attacking Te Ngutu o te Manu pā eight months later.
(Out of Time, 23 September 2023 – 28 April 2024)