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The New Zealand Wars: A History of the Maori Campaigns and the Pioneering Period: Volume II: The Hauhau Wars, (1864–72)

Thomas Adamson, N.Z.C

Thomas Adamson, N.Z.C.

Thomas Adamson, N.Z.C.

Adamson was one of three stalwart brothers who joined the colonial forces at Wanganui. He was celebrated for his skill and hardihood in bush scouting and warfare after the Maori manner, and was awarded the New Zealand Cross in recognition of several daring expeditions in Hauhau country. He served with Kepa's Wanganui Maori Contingent and in Whitmore's Corps of Guides, 1869–70, and was wounded at Manawa-hiwi Urewera Country, 7th May, 1869.