|English: Pic of the Hutt River in New Zealand looking downstream near Avalon Park. Taken from ground level so not very good. This picture will do until a replacement is available. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
This painting shows the stockade at Boulcott's farm on the east side of the Hutt River after the engagement of 16 May 1846. Local Māori had been challenging settler occupation of Hutt Valley land. After a series of skirmishes the first major encounter occurred here when Māori, led by the Whanganui chief Tōpine Te Mamaku, made a surprise attack on a British post which had been established at a settler's farm. The painting shows the graves of soldiers from the 58th Regiment who lost their lives in the attack. The site is now part of the Hutt golf course. It is actually just a few hundred yards from the present day Hutt Hospital in High Street, Lower Hutt.