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New Zealand's Burning — The Settlers' World in the Mid 1880s

Part One — Fire Storm Summer — 1 Moments of Crisis and Decision

Part One
Fire Storm Summer
1 Moments of Crisis and Decision

1 Chapter 4 below gives a full treatment.

2 TH, 12/1/1886; HS, 18/1/1886; Y, 22/1/1886; RGO.

3 Colonist (Nelson), 14/1/1886; J. Halket Millar, High Noon for Coaches 1879–1979, 2nd ed., Wellington, 1979, esp. pp. 16–61.

4 LT, 8/1/1886; CNZ, 3, p. 808.

5 HBWC, 22/1/1886, p. 11; M.E. Macgregor, Early Stations of Hawke's Bay, Wellington, 1970, pp. 33–4.

6 NZM, 22/1/1886, Supplement, p. [1]; EP, 30/12/1885, p. 2.

7 G. Jobberns, ‘Life and Landscape in New Zealand’, New Zealand: Inventory and Prospect, Wellington Branch, N.Z. Geographical Society, Wellington, 1956.

8 E.g. S.H. Franklin, ‘The Village and the Bush’, in John Forster, ed., Social Process in New Zealand, Auckland, 1969, pp. 112, 124; G.C. Petersen, ‘Pioneering the North Island Bush’, in R.F. Watters, ed., Land and Society in New Zealand, Wellington 1965, p. 66.

9 W.J. Gardner, The Farmer Politician in New Zealand History, Massey Memorial Lecture, Massey University, Palmerston North, 1970, esp. pp. 2–6, for this group as distinct from the ‘squatter’ politicians who were prominent in the earlier decades.