So, here it is! My tribute to the British Soldiers. I hope you've got a cuppa near by:)
Kim's book has taken on a star burst shape as it bulges at the seams (or should I say spine!) with our contributions. My Maori page opens up vertically to allow room for Lisa Jurist's stunning work to be viewed. In fact, the book is so fat now it's the only way to see it! The photo above shows how 'closed' the book is when my page is folded down, the one below shows how much extra space is gained when my Maori page is open. The British page is the spread which physically attaches my spread to the book.
The close up's......
I like how the pages all have common elements and I enjoyed the rough stitching.
It is about war after all!
One of my photographs of the gate way to the site of the battle as it looks today.
This page is on the back of Lisa's spread and is actually straight! I had to photograph it while it was vertical hence the crooked shot!
General Cameron pokes out of a pocket. One of the biggest streets in Tauranga is named after him.
Below is a map piece showing the North Island of NZ. The map sits rolled up in the pocket next to the General along side some information about the British attack.
You can see Tauranga (where I live and the battle took place) and Wellington, our capital. It was decided in Wellington that land further up the island needed to be obtained and it was decided to senfd Brittish troop to claim fertile land in the Waikato (Hamilton area) for the Queen's movement. Part of the reason the battleof Gate Pa took place was to stop supplies getting to the Maori in Waikato. Simply put, supplies were getting to the Waikato maori via Tauranga. The Brittish thought that by taking Tauranga they could hinder the progress of Maori in the Waikato and thus giving them sought after land in both regions. While it is true that the Queen's movement suffered and embarrassing defeat to the King's movment in the Battle of Gate Pa ,the war was far from over and the lessons in this battle where later used to avenge there loss here.
My completed page! General Cameron had gone AWOL when I took this shot, he should be in the pocket next to the flag piece. That aside, this page is finished. I was trying to avoid the use of flags as Kim already used a flag piece in her own spread but now that it's there I am glad it is!
If you're interested in seeing all 3 pages together in the one post please visit the Pulp Redux blog.
I'm blog hopping tomorrow so I hope to *see* you all soon!