Story: New Zealand Wars

General Chute's march

General Chute's march

This watercolour by Gustavus von Tempsky shows Māori involved in Major-General Trevor Chute's march around Mt Taranaki in January 1866. The purpose of the march was to destroy kāinga and traditional to forestall possible future resistance in the area. It achieved this goal, but the column nearly came to grief as it struggled through the dense forest on the inland side of the maunga.

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Reference: 1992-0035-1186
Watercolour by Gustavus Ferdinand von Tempsky

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How to cite this page:

Danny Keenan, 'New Zealand Wars - Pai Mārire, South Taranaki and Whanganui, 1864–1866', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/36931/general-chutes-march (accessed 25 April 2024)

Story by Danny Keenan, published 20 Jun 2012, reviewed & revised 29 Nov 2022