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BANKS OF THE WAITARA, NEW ZEALAND.
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THE LATE WAR
PUBLISHER IN ORDINARY TO HER MAJESTY
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PRINTED BY SPOTTISWOODE AND CO.
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Origin of the war -- Military force on the island --Martial law proclaimed -- Operations confined to the Taranaki district -- Arrival of reinforcements from Australia -- Commencement of hostilities ...... PAGE 1
Operations in the neighbourhood of New Plymouth-- Attack on Puketakauere pah repulsed by the natives -- True cause of the quarrel -- Native opinion of our tactics -- Cause and results of the failure at Puketakauere.... 26
Major-General Pratt arrives at New Plymouth -- Number and distribution of the troops -- Topography of the Taranaki district--Description of Warea Forest pah -- Strength of the enemy--
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CHAPTER III. --continued.
Sources of information regarding their movements --Their military capabilities --Native commissariat ....... PAGE 44
New Plymouth fortified--Refusal of the civil authorities to aid in the removal of the women and children, and in sanitary operations, with its consequences--Plans for victualling the town--Selfishness of the settlers--Presumption and inefficiency of the Volunteers -- The enemy abandon their pahs, and retire into the forest -- Expedition to Burton's Hill, and escape of the enemy--Maori tactics--Plan adopted by General Pratt..........71
Attack and destruction of the Ngatiparirua, Kairau, and Huirangi pahs -- Difficulty of the country -- The enemy retreat into the forest--Major Hutchins reconnoitres the position on the Kahihi River-- Misrepresentation of the colonial press............96
Expedition to the Kahihi river -- Difficulties of the march--Encampment at the Tartaraimaka block-- Destruction of the Orongomaihanghai, Pukekakariki, and Mataiaio pahs--Their formidable construction
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--Conduct and consequences of the expedition unjustly disparaged -- Return to New Plymouth-- Movements and strength of the enemy--Attack and capture of the Mahoetahi pah--Political results of this important victory...........PAGE 108
Military preparations--Expedition to the Waitara-- Pukerangioria pah--Difficulties of the approach-- Defeat of the enemy at Matarorikoriko -- Mr. Wilson visits the Maori camp--Strong position of the enemy.........138
Construction of redoubts--Attack by the Maoris repulsed--The enemy retires further into the forest --Operations against Te Area pah -- Tamahana arrives in the Maori camp--Increased energy of the natives--Truce granted--Arrival of the Governor-- Negotiations for peace--General Pratt leaves New Zealand..............160
State of the country--Review of military operations --Conclusion.........181