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Gustavus Ferdinand Von Tempsky

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Copy photograph of a studio portrait of Major Gustavus Ferdinand von Tempsky of the Forest Rangers, who was killed at Te Ngutu-o-te-Manu on 7 September 1868. He is seated in profile and is wearing military uniform. One arm is leaning against a small table and he holds an object, possibly a sword or stick, in one hand. The photograph is included on page 6 of William Francis Robert Gordon's album "Some "Soldiers of the Queen" who served in the Maori Wars and Other Notable Persons Connected Herewith".


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    Gustavus Ferdinand AWMM
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    Von Tempsky AWMM
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    15 February 1828 AWMM East PrussiaGermany AWMM
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  • Husband of Emelia (Bell); father of Randal, Louis, Lina AWMM


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    7 September 1868 AWMM
    Age 40 AWMM
    Te Ngutu O Te ManuTaranaki AWMM
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  • A vibrant adventurer not forgotten. Remembered fondly by his family. My great great grandfather
    Public - Michael - Other Relative - 15 April 2015



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14 September 2022Lorraine MonaGisborneResearcher
15 April 2015MichaelTaurangaOther Relative

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