The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 10, Issue 11 (February 1, 1936)
A Second Company of Rangers
A Second Company of Rangers.
Von Tempsky very soon convinced Jackson that he (Von T.) was a greatly experienced soldier, and he was gladly taken on the strength as military adviser, with the rank of Lieutenant. Towards the end of 1863, a No. 2 company of Forest Rangers was enlisted, Von Tempsky being given its command. One of his subalterns was young John Mackintosh Roberts, nephew of Major Clare, of Papakura; he became Colonel Roberts, N.Z.C. Right through to the end of the campaign they went, those two companies, scouting the flanks or acting as advance guard to a column; often disappearing for days on the track of the elusive warriors.