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PERSONAL AND MILITARY ADVENTURES
PORTUGAL, SPAIN, FRANCE, MALTA, NEW SOUTH WALES, NORFOLK ISLAND, NEW ZEALAND, ANDAMAN ISLANDS, AND INDIA.
IN THREE VOLUMES.
CHARLES J. SKEET, PUBLISHER,
10, KING WILLIAM STREET,
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Printed by A. Schulze, 13, Poland Street.
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THE THIRD VOLUME.
Encouragements to good conduct amongst the Prisoners--Attempt of a Working Gang to escape from the Island--Real cause of the destruction of the Orange Trees on Norfolk Island--Tobacco--Misconduct of the Garrison--Soldiers' gardens and the abuses these led to--Mutiny of the Troops speedily got under, and not generally known on the Island--Report made to the Commander-in-Chief--Recal of the whole party to Sydney--Destruction of Irish Town--After dinner story-- Difficulties encountered by Boats when leaving the Harbour-- Curious case of a Malingerer--An Inquiry ordered into the conduct of the Mutineers in spite of my remonstrance--Seven ordered for trial, convicted and transported -- Complaints against me for having condemned pork as unfit for issue, when the contrary was the case--Other charges preferred by my predecessor--Refutation--Ordered to New Zealand, and requested by Sir G. Gipps to undertake the Government of that Colony--Dinner party given by the Governor of New South Wales, and curious Adventure--Arrival at the Bay
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of Islands--The Troops requested to aid the Civil authorities --State of the Acting-Governor, Captain Hobson's, health-- Mission to the Native Chiefs..........1
Letter from Captain Hobson on the affairs of New Zealand-- From Lord Normanby to Captain Hobson, R.N. on the subject of the duties he will be called upon to discharge-- The Treaty of Waitanghi--Observations on Governors and the Home Government--Letters written to Captain Hobson find their way into the Papers ordered to be printed by the House of Commons--Receives the thanks of the Secretary of State for the Colonies--Voyage to the southward--Squabbles of official people...........60
The Thanks of the Secretary for the Colonies received through the Lieutenant-Governor--Mission to the Native Chiefs-- Interviews with them--Roman Catholic Missions of the Propaganda and Bishop Pompelier--Akaroa--Foveaux Strait --Visit to Bloody Jack, a Native Chief--Visit returned-- Cloudy Bay--The Queen's authority proclaimed under a salute of 21 guns--Appearance of the Coast of Middle Island, as seen from on Board--Island of Capati--The Chiefs Rauperaha and Ranghihaita--Whalers--Testimonial of Conduct--Curious Custom in dividing the inheritance of a deceased Relative-- Port Nicholson--Mr. Shortland appointed Colonial Secretary --Hawkes Bay and Hunt after a Chief--Approval of the proceedings of the Missions--Recommendations...........92
Return to Russell--The Force increased by a few Artificers-- Anxiety of the Lieutenant-Governor to show his authority in detailing the Troops, and its bad effects--Removal of the principal part of the Force to Auckland on the Thames--The
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Troops employed as Builders under the Ordnance Barrack Department--High Wages obtained by the Men when they could escape from the Military Service--Report made to the Major-Genera]--Land Sale--Purchase of Farms--Traits of Native Character--New Zealand made Independent of the Government of New South Wales--Military Officers excluded from succeeding to the Administration of the New Charter--Death of Captain Hobson--Correspondence with Mr. Shortland on Military Force required at Tauranga, and measures taken--Nothing effected--Disputes with the Officer administering the Government--Native Pas or Forts--Native Tribes --Return to Auckland--Capture of a Piratical Vessel--Officers of the French Navy..........126
Captain Fitzroy and Acting-Governor Shortland--Temporary Charge of the Government undertaken by the Officer Commanding the Troops--A Deputation arrives from New Plymouth--Right of property in Land--How acquired by Natives --The Waicato and Nyetewatua Tribes--An European purchases Land from the Natives in direct contravention of the Right of Pre-emption of Her Majesty--Thefts committed by the Natives--Consequences of the Conviction of one of the inferior Chiefs--Conduct pursued by Governor Fitzroy's government--Insecurity of Europeans and their Property--Appointed to command the Troops in New Zealand--Financial Measures and receive the thanks of the European Inhabitants and Public Officers on leaving the Colony.............173
Narrative of a Voyage through Torres Straits--Rendezvous at Copang, Island of Timor--Singapore--Straits of Malacca-- Hurricane which lasted three days--Shipwreck on one of the Andaman Islands--Martial-law proclaimed--Camp--Employ-
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ment of Men--Artificers--Boat built and despatched for succour--Arrival of a Schooner with Provisions--Dispatch--Embarkation for Calcutta--Order of the Commander-in-Chief in India--The Duke of Wellington--Sir Maurice O'Connell-- Officials at Calcutta...........208
Departure from Calcutta--Steam Navigation up the Ganges to Allahabad--A Precieuse--March to Agra--Succeed to the Command of the Regiment--Taj Mahl--Great Sickness amongst the Officers and Men--March to Delhi and Umballah --Sir Robert Sale--Sudden order to take the Field--Advance into the Punjab--Battle of Moodkee--Severe wound and narrow escape from being made Prisoner by the Sikhs--Battle of Sobraon and incidents--Night Attack by the 80th, and Capture of the Enemy's Guns--The Company's Troops--Hospital at Ferozpoor.........258
Effects of the Officers killed in Action--The stolen Watch and Thief detected--Rejoin the Regiment, and the March to Sobraon--Advance Post--Battle of Sobraon, and Death of General Sir R. Dick--Personal encounter with a Sikh--The conduct of the 80th in this Action, not noticed in Public Despatches as was deserved--Advance on Lahore--Want of Water, and an incident connected with it--Lahore--Herkali Fanatic--Medical Board--Ordered Home--Ferozpoor--Voyage down the Indus..........293