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The War in New Zealand.


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Chapter I.
Arithmetic of the War—Statistics of Native and European Forces—Exposure of current Fallacies 1
Chapter II.
Origin of previous Wars in New Zealand—Effect on Native Mind—They accumulate Arms and Ammunition—Apparent Peace at period of Governor Grey's leaving the Colony—The Land League—The King Movement 19
Chapter III.
Purchase of Waitara by Governor Browne—Hostilities at Taranaki, 1860–61—Truce arranged by W. Thompson—Governor Browne prepares to Invade Waikato—Probable Consequences of Invasion—Governor Browne recalled—Governor Grey appointed—Peaceful Solution anticipated 34
Chapter IV.
Important Events overlooked—Thompson and King Natives hold aloof—Governor Grey visits Lower Waikato—His Reception—Offer made to refer Waitara Question to Arbitration refused—Further Attempts at Pacific Solu-page xivtion—Governor goes to Taranaki—Determines to give up Waitara—Takes Possession of Tataraimaka—Natives murder Escort, 4th May—Governor gives up Waitara—Distinction between Governor Browne's War of 1860, and that which now commenced 43
Chapter V.
Alarming State of Affairs in Waikato—Suppression by Force of Government Printing Establishment—Obstruction of Buildings at Kohekohe—Expulsion of Resident Magistrate—Attempts made by Waikatos to rouse Rebellion in the South—Thompson's Complicity—Commencement of Waikato Campaign—The first Step taken by the Rebels—Attack on Escort, and Fight at Koheroa—Defeat of Rebels—Long Delay 55
Chapter VI.
Description of Waikato Country—Causes of long Delay before Meri-Meri—Defective Transport—Neglect of River Transport 71
Chapter VII.
Meri-Meri evacuated—Rangiriri captured—Natives retreat up River—Ngaruawahia occupied—Negotiations for Peace—Troops advance up Waipa River—Pikopiko and Paterangi—Rebel Position outflanked—Awamutu, Rangioawhia, and Kihikihi taken—Orakau captured—Maungatautari evacuated—Termination of Campaign in Waikato 77
Chapter VIII.
The Tauranga Campaign undertaken at request of General Cameron—Reasons for—Condition of Natives there—Unfortunate Repulse of our Troops at the Gate Pah—Successful Affair at Te Ranga—Submission of Tauranga Natives 106 page xv
Chapter IX.
Events at Taranaki during Period of Waikato Campaign—Origin of Pai Marire or Hau Hau Fanaticism—First Appearance at Sentry Hill Redoubt—Attack of Rebels on Sentry Hill—Hepaniah the Prophet killed—They attempt to attack Wanganui—Gallant Conduct of Wanganui friendly Natives—Battle of Moutua between Hau Haus and Wanganui Friendlies 124
Chapter X.
A Lull in the War—Time arrived for Political Action—Policy explained—All Parties agreed—Assent of Duke of Newcastle—Aborigines Protection Society interferes—Mr. Cardwell's Despatch—Governor wavers, and holds back—Difference with his Ministers, about Confiscation—They Resign—He eventually Confiscates for their Successors—Moral Effect of Vacillation on Natives—Mr. Cardwell's Despatch, its Effect to support Minority against Majority—The Result, the Prolongation of the War 146
Chapter XI.
The Prisoners taken in the War—How they escaped 158
Chapter XII.
Wanganui and Taranaki Campaign of 1865—Why undertaken—Number of Rebels in the District—Number of Troops—Distance over which Operations to be carried on—Attack by Rebels on Road Party at Waitotara—Attack on General Cameron's Camp at Nukumaru—Advance up the Coast towards Taranaki—Reaches Waigongoro—Campaign closed for the Season—General Cameron goes to Auckland—Quarrel between Governor and General Cameron 168 page xvi
Chapter XIII.
Serious Differences between Governor Grey and General Cameron—1. As to asking for Reinforcements—2. The War denounced by General Cameron as an "Iniquitous Job"—3. Question of Removal of the Troops—4. The Expediency of capturing Wereroa Pah—5. About Colonel Warre's Expedition—6. Secret Correspondence and Private Letters—How Mr. Cardwell disposes of the "Difficulty" 178
Chapter XIV.
Wanganui River and Interior—Gallant Behaviour of friendly Natives at Ohoutai—Capture of Pehi and eighty Rebels—Pehi released by Governor—Joins the Rebels again—Captain Brassey's brave Defence of Pipiriki—Governor throws away Advantages by issuing a foolish Proclamation—Murder of Kereti and Mr. Broughton 209
Chapter XV.
Campaign on East Coast—Murder of Rev. C. S. Völkner—Murder of Mr. Fulloon and others—Colonial Force and Native Contingent sent to punish the Murderers—Great Successes—Evacuation of Pukemaire—Storming of Hungahungatoroa—Five hundred Prisoners taken—Gallant Action between the Arawas and Rebels near Matata 221
Present Relations between Imperial and Colonial Governments—Prospects of Self-reliance and Removal of Troops—Finance—The Future of the Maori Race 239
Appendix 263