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Bye Bye Wilson, Alice 6yrs1868

Signed limited edition of 10. Pigment ink print on 21cm x 29.7cm Fine Art paper. Available exclusively from Chambers Art Gallery Limited (http://chambersart.co.nz) At about 2 o'clock on the morning of the 10th November.1868 Te Kooti planned an attack on homesteads at Matawhero, near Gisbourne. Te Kooti ordered Rawiri, of the Rongowhakaata to kill the Wilsons. Escaping from their burning house under the belief that he and his wife and children were being taken into safety, all were surprised when their captors suddenly fell on them. Captain Wilson, who was carrying one of the children, was bayoneted in the back and fell dead with the little boy in his arms. Mrs Wilson was then bayoneted and left for dead, stabbed in several places. Three of the children and their servant Moran were killed with tomahawk, bayonet and patu.
10 x 15cm (WxH)