gift of Mr D N Campbell, 1962, collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 1934.336, B80, 20852.1
Gilt metal Buddha Taken by Captain C D Campbell, Indian Navy from the Dragon Pagoda at the capture of Rangoon, April, 1852.
Charles Dugald Campbell, born in London (1814) joined the Indian Navy in 1828 at the age of 14. His service included periods spent in the Middle East and in India. He received several promotions becoming a Lieutenant in 1837 and a Commander in 1847, and a Captain in 1857.
During the second Anglo-Burmese War [Anglo-Myanmar War] he was Commander of the "Sesostris". The expedition took the squadron to the Great Dragon Pagoda in Rangoon, Where Campbell acquired several 'souvenirs', and to Prome (now known as Pyay) where he made a copy of the Buddha's footprint.
05 Apr 1852-20 January 1853
Second Anglo-Myanmar war
The Second Anglo-Myanmar War (5 April 1852 – 20 January 1853) was the second of the three wars fought between the Burmese and the British Empire during the 19th century, with the outcome of the gradual extinction of Burmese sovereignty
1 January 1852 to 31 December 1852
- 0 - Whole height : 374mm
(height 374 x width across base 222 mm
- 0 - Whole width across base : 222mm
- 0 - Whole depth (precise) : 161mm
- 0 - Whole Weight (precise) : 5400g
17 April 1997
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