The East Coast Maori War

By: An Old Veteran [Isaac Kent]

Price: NZ$181.25

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Book Condition: Fair with No dust jacket as issued


Lacking the title leaf. Text block detached from covers. Ex-library. Rebound in card boards with cloth spine, original printed green paper wrappers laid down. 90mm chip to lower corner of front wrapper. 30mm tear at tail of spine. Staples rusted. Library rubber stamp and classification numbers on page 3. Final leaf detached with crease. ; Scarce. 55, [2], [1 (blank)] pages + 12 plates. Lacking title leaf. Rebound with original printed green paper wrappers laid down on card. Page dimensions: 200 x 137mm. The 12 plates are portraits with captions of: Sir Donald McLean; Colonel Frazer; Major Tuke; Major Ropata; Major Richardson; Major Gascoyne; Captain Tuke; Captain Von Tempsky; Captain George; Captain Preece; Captain Wilson; Corporal Kent. The plates are all printed in blue ink. They are relief half-tone illustrations based on photographs. "The war in New Zealand was between Maoris and the Military settlers a thousand men who were employed by the New Zealand government and which did away with the British troops. This thousoand Military settlers had to fill the place of ten thousand British troops. The British were first fired upon by the natives in the Bay of Islands on a Sunday morning while they were in church in the year 1860: from then until 1864. British troops were always kept until the New Zealand Government, not being satisfied with the way the war was hanging on so long, resolved to employ their own forces and try and put down the rebel natives by using more stringent means. After the Red Coats had been in New Zealand over twenty years, the colonial force numbered all together about 3000 settlers, soldiers, mounted defence forces, and military volunteers, who put the rebels down in less than four years. I was one of the military settlers who served four years under the famous Captain James Frazer who rose to be Colonel in four years, and I am inclined to think our honors will die out as nothing has been placed in any part of New Zealand to keep in memory how the Maoris were put down. I hope this book will be read with interest, as very few people can form any idea of what a rough life it was." - the author's Introduction, page 1. The final leaf has on rector "The Camp Song", with the verses of a song "composed by Sergeant Witty of the Military Settlers, and sung while marching into Napier after the Petane engagement." [Reference: Bagnall K190]

Title: The East Coast Maori War

Author Name: An Old Veteran [Isaac Kent]

Categories: Other,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Napier, Cooke & Co.: [1907]

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fair with No dust jacket as issued

Seller ID: 21491