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Reminiscences of Twelve Months' Service in New Zealand. Lieut H.F. McKillop. (1849) 1973. Capper Press, Christchurch

The author fought at Ruapekapeka in the Bay of Islands in 1845 and also at Horokiwi in the Hutt Valley and Porirua
He talks of Hone Heke, Kawiti and Tamati Waka Nene, Te Rangihaeta, Te Rauparaha and Hoepa Tare and their ways of life and personalities
He claims to have arrested Te Rauparaha and gives an account of it

As a prelude to the Wars, he recounts the burning of the ship Boyd and the actions which led up to this (although he was not in NZ at the time); the murder of Maori by crews of European ships, the taking of large tracts of land; the Wairau massacre (in an account by a person who was there); and the cutting own of the flag pole at Kororareka

Amongst these stories of war are accounts of a Ball in Auckland; meeting a Pakeha Maori and fishing at Waiheke Island; Maori dyes for flax weaving; description of early Wellington; inter-marriage; tangi; and more …

Copies of letters written to the Government by early Hutt Valley settlers re Maori coming onto the land; letter from Wiremu Kingi Witi of Waikanae to the Governor and the reply
Names of a Management Committee for a Maori wheat mill at Otaki

275pp; hard covers; good condition; ex Library with usual stamps etc
Closed page edges sl browned; sello marks on covers
Inside clean and tidy
Dust jacket; very good condition; small tear top front; sello marks at edges; small pull on rear; spine sunned

Not easy to find

Text Copyright 2015
Collectible Books, Napier

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