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Sir William James Tyrone Power (1819–1911) was an Australian artist, soldier, and author.[1] His images of New Zealand during the 1840s provide an important source for information about the years immediately prior to and during the first years of the New Zealand Wars, during which time he lived in Wanganui. He served as Commissary General in Chief of the British Army and Agent-General for New Zealand. His grandson, Sir Tyrone Guthrie, was a notable theatre director.

Power was related to the Irish-American acting family several members of whom shared his name. His father, Tyrone Power, was a noted Irish actor whose descendants include Hollywood actors Tyrone Power Sr., Tyrone Power, and Tyrone Power Jr..


  • Sketches in New Zealand, with pen and pencil : from a journal kept in that country from July 1846, to June 1848
  • Recollections of a three years' residence in China : including peregrinations in Spain, Morocco, Egypt, India, Australia, and New Zealand


  1. "Power, W. Tyrone, (William Tyrone) (1819-1911) - People and organisations" (in en). 

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