|The house at Omata abt.
1852 was sketched by Joseph Merrett He included himself
with the Curtis
children Ida, Helen and young Charles, the family
dogs, a feeding sow and piglets, hams and poultry hanging in
the verandah shade.
The interior of the reed
cottage shows a scattering of imported furniture and packing
cases, with family portraits and the obligitary cat in
standard feline pose. Source: Taranaki Museum.
Waireka Battle Veterans group
The tunic and cap worn by George
Newsham Curtis when he served in the Taranaki Militia favoured
more practical colours than the bright red of the Imperial
army - you can see this and his pistol at Puke Ariki