The New Zealand Gazette for 1863

By: New Zealand Government

Price: NZ$1,015.00

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Book Condition: Good with no dust jacket


An important primary source for the New Zealand / Maori wars of this period. A complete run of 67 issues for the year 1863. xiv, [1], 566 pages, including several folding tables. Contemporary binding of half calf and marbled papered boards. Binding poor, with joints broken and nearly half of leather spine missing. Remaining piece of spine is almost detached. Internally very good. Chip to blank margin of pp. 195-196. Page dimensions: 328 x 205mm. Contemporary owner's signature "Alex Willis". The Governor of New Zealand during this period was Sir George Grey. Includes information on the Milita and Volunteer forces, reports of troop activities, names of killed and wounded, the Waikato, New Plymouth, Paparoa, Paparata, Taranaki, Maori rebels, land purchases, notices to mariners, rules and regulations for the Gold fields, and in general all the varied business of the government. Issue Number 29 is a letter, bi-lingual in English and Maori, from Governor George Grey addressed to the Chiefs of Waikato: "Chiefs of Waikato, Europeans quietly living on their own lands in Waikato have been driven away; their property has been plundered; their wives and children have been taken from them. By the instigation of some of you, officers and soldiers were murdered at Taranaki. Others of you have since expressed approval of these murders [. . .] You are now assembling in armed bands; you are constantly threatening to come down the river to ravage the settlement of Auckland, and to murder peacable settlers [. . .]" Issue 33 (29 July 1863) has a report from Colonel Alfred F. W. Wyatt on fighting in bush near Kerikeri: "a rapid and continuous fusilade was opened on the natives ensconced in the gullies and sheltered by trees from the fire of the 2B. 18th regiment. // Being completely taken by surprise, they, after a smart action of about ten minues, fled towards the denser bush; but the darkness which had now began [sic] to set in, rendered all attempts at searching for their dead and wounded perfectly futile."; Folio

Title: The New Zealand Gazette for 1863

Author Name: New Zealand Government

Categories: Other,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Auckland, Printed by Robert J. Creighton and Alfred Scales, for the New Zealand Government: 1863

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 9576