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Major Richard Alexander Cruise

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This portrait of 'Tetoro, Chief of New Zealand' was drawn from life by R. Read in 1820, and was used by Captain R. A. Cruise in 'Journal of a Ten Months' Residence in New Zealand.' Dr. T. M. Hocken, the noted authority on New Zealand history, states that 'Tetoro' was 'Titore' and that Captain Cruise was in military charge of H.M.S. 'Dromedary' whilst procuring kauri spars. It has been suggested that Cruise's Journal was written by Lieut. McCrae, a young officer of the 'Dromedary.' Titore is wea…


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