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The New Zealand Wars: A History of the Maori Campaigns and the Pioneering Period: Volume I (1845–64)

Sir Harry Atkinson, Major, N.Z.M

Sir Harry Atkinson, Major, N.Z.M.

Sir Harry Atkinson, Major, N.Z.M.

Captain Harry Atkinson commanded No. 2 Company, Taranaki Rifle Volunteers, in the Battle of Waireka. He fought at Mahoetahi and in many other engagements, and commanded a company of Bush Rangers, 1863–64. He was promoted to be Major in 1864. He was Premier of New Zealand, 1876–77, 1883–84, and 1887–91; was knighted in 1888, and was Speaker of the Legislative Council when he died in Wellington in 1892.