Narrative of the Late War in New Zealand

Narrative of the Late War in New Zealand (Paperback)

By Robert Carey 
Publisher: General Books
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 1151458139
EAN: 9781151458131
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 70
Publish Date: 2009-12-24
Binding: Paperback
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1863 edition. Excerpt: ...houses of the settlers. The continual movements of the troops in the district kept the communication partially open; and, though the main road was never safe to individuals, the tribes were more cautious in leaving the shelter of their forests. The numbers of the natives in arms at the Waitara, including the Taranaki and Ngatiruanui, who had joined the former, were at this time estimated at about 1,700; but no certain information could be gained of their locations, or of the numbers in each place, till about the 8th September, when Mr. M'Lean ascertained with some degree of certainty that a body had established themselves in three pahs, Ngatiparirua, Kairau and Huirangi, in a level country at the entrance of a perfectly impenetrable forest, which covered the road leading to the Ngatimaru district. The information was that the hostile Waitara tribes of William King, reinforced by the Ngatiruanui from the south and from the Taranaki district, had occupied these H pahs; that the Huirangi pah was in the forest, and that any attempts to penetrate beyond this must be attended with much loss of life, and could result in no real advantage to us, We could hardly credit that the natives should be so emboldened as to venture to stand an attack in these pahs situated in the open country. But the informar tion was trustworthy as to their presence there, and all native reports agreed that their intention was to fight, The only thing, then, to be done was to attack them in their positions and to destroy their pahs, and dislodge or, if possible, capture their garrison. To leave New Plymouth, with its imperfect defences and its crowd of women and children, without a garrison was out of the question; and a column of about 750 rank and file, all that could be...
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Title: Narrative of the Late War in New Zealand
Publisher: General Books
Author: Robert Carey
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 1151458139
EAN: 9781151458131
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 70
Publish Date: 2009-12-24
Binding: Paperback

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