Action at Te Ranga

Unit British Army
Place Oceania: New Zealand
Accession Number ART19817
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 15.6 x 42.6 cm
Object type Drawing
Physical description watercolour heightened with white on paper
Maker Atcherley, Henry Mount Langton
Date made 1864
Conflict New Zealand Wars, 1845-1872

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


British troops attacking a Maori position at Te Ranga near Gate Pah, with Mount Edgcumbe on the horizon behind at left. Two 12-pound Armstrong guns are firing at the Maori position, and more troops, held in reserve, are gathered in the foreground. Hailed as a great British victory, the Battle of Te Ranga, on 21 June 1864, was the last serious engagement of the Tauranga campaign.