Gift allows Northland photographer's historic images to go on display in Auckland
Revealed: Gift allows Northland photographer's historic images to go on display in Auckland
28 May, 2019
Historic images have re-emerged of the so-called "Dog Tax War", along with a trove of other photographs of Northland's social and economic life a century ago.
Auckland Libraries staff have made digital copies of the images, captured by photographer Charlie Dawes, which go online today. Some will also go on show in an exhibition of his work which opens at the Central Library on Friday.
The so-called war or rebellion in the Hokianga district in the 1890s was an armed standoff between some local Māori and Government forces.