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

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page iv

First published 1922

Reprinted without amendment 1955



Shall not forget. I hold a trust.
They are a part of my existence. When
Adown the shining iron track
You sweep, and fields of corn flash back,
And herds of lowing steers move by,
I turn to other days, to men
Who made a pathway with their dust.

—“The Ship in the Desert” (Joaquin Miller)