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Nineteenth Century New Zealand Artists: A Guide & Handbook

GOLD, Lieut. General Charles Emilius 1803–1871

GOLD, Lieut. General Charles Emilius 1803–1871

Born England. Began military career as ensign 1828; served in West Indies and in North America before arriving Auckland 1847 as Lieut. Colonel with 65th Regiment. In July to Wellington where was stationed until September 1857; promoted Colonel 1854, made Commander of the Armed Forces in New Zealand 1858. Took an active part in the Taranaki wars, being promoted to Major General in 1860, but retired from command of the 65th in October 1860 and returned to England. Died at Dover. A major collection of his lively watercolours of New Zealand is in Turnbull; also represented in the Nan Kivell Collection, Australian National Library, Canberra.