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Incidents of the Maori War in 1860-1861. Colonel Sir James E Alexander. Richard Bentley, London. (1863) 1976. Capper Press, Christchurch

The author looks at the causes and effects of the Maori Land Wars in Taranaki

He describes the embarkation of the second Battalion of the 14th Regiment in 1860 & the voyage
His descriptions of Maori and Maori life lead on to tribal feuds, the Treaty of Waitangi, and the King Movement, settlement of New Plymouth, and the “sale” of the Waitara Block and the disputes over that land

Most of the remainder of the book focuses on the Wars in Taranaki which ensued with names of some soldiers who fought in Taranaki; and of some of the pa they destroyed
Descriptions of skirmishes, some wounds received and names of some of those killed

The building of the Great South Road from Auckland to the Waikato
The use of the Armstrong gun

425pp plus list of other books by author; b/w frontis; map; appendix; thick hard covers, gilt lettering; very good condition; ex Library with usual stamps etc
Closed page edges sl browned
Inside very clean and tidy
Dust Jacket; very good condition; spine sunned

The book is written from a British Army point of view

Text Copyright 2010
Collectible Books, Napier

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