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The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Taranaki, Hawke's Bay & Wellington Provincial Districts]

Captain McCartney

Captain McCartney was born in Manchester, England, in 1848, and came to the colony by the ship “Montmorency.” He took an active page 407 part in the Maori wars as a member of the No. 1 division of the Mounted Armed Constabulary, in which he was a non-commissioned officer and orderly to the late Sir Donald McLean, Defence Minister. Mr. McCartney was stationed at the Spit as Sergeant-in-charge. He joined the F Battery of Volunteers in 1885, with the rank of lieutenant, was elected captain in 1887, and placed on the district reserve list in 1896. Captain McCartney was drowned in the Hawke's Bay flood of 1897, while endeavouring to rescue the washed-out settlers at Clive.

The late Captain McCartney.

The late Captain McCartney.