National Centennial Exhibition of New Zealand Art Catalogue
Major Gustavus Ferdinand Von Tempsky
Major G. F. Von Tempsky was born in the Silesian town of Liegnitz in 1828 and after extensive military experience, came to New Zealand in 1859. When the Waikato war broke out, Von Tempsky was appointed ensign of a special corps for bush fighting, and for gallantry on the field received the rank of major. From then on he was continually engaged in fighting, until his death from a Hauhau bullet in 1868. He was an accomplished water colour painter.
315 AN INCIDENT DURING A HAUHAU RAID ON A SETTLER'S FARM (water colour)
Lent by the Hocken Library, Dunedin
316 BRITISH MILITARY ENCAMPMENT, 1866 (water colour)
Lent by the Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington