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Pictures from New Zealand, 1901 - 1920

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 278/51

Scope and Contents

Undated postcards, envelopes and photographs containing images from New Zealand. The pictures include the War Canoe Race, tattooed Maori, 'tiki', South African postmen, a pictorial Christmas message and Robley surrounded by dried heads. There is also a painting by Robley of the 'Hongi or old Nose Salute'. The images are accompanied by a letter from Robley to the Secretary, Royal Colonial Institute, June 1920, enclosing a postcard with an original painting of a tiki and offering various items for sale, and the reply of the Librarian, Evans Lewin, 7 June 1920.


  • 1901 - 1920


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1 envelope(s) (1 envelope) : art work/card/paper/photograph

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference

MSS 89

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The items in the collection were scattered in the R.C.S. Manuscripts Collection, and were received from various sources.

Related Materials

The R.C.S. Manuscripts Collection also includes a watercolour by Robley of a Maori girl in a canoe, RCMS 278/52.


This collection level description was created by RAS.


Robley, Horatio Gordon, 1840-1930, Major General

Finding aid date

2004-02-09 14:56:55+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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