Thursday, October 15, 2009
SCRIMSHAW BULLOCK HORN, GUSTAV VON TEMPSKY
Scrimshaw bullock horn by Gustav von Tempsky, Prussian born artist, adventurer and soldier - Gustavus Von Tempsky. Von Tempsky is an iconic figure from the New Zealand Wars of the 1860s and was the leader of a company of Forest Rangers - an elite unit of bush fighters. He was killed during a battle in Taranaki against the Maori leader Titokowaru.
Similar examples are held in the Te Awamutu Museum, Waikato Museum and the Dargaville Museum
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