The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 60
Defence of Auckland
Defence of Auckland.
Owing to the strained relations between England and Russia respecting the Afghan difficulty, in the early part of the year, and the grave probability of the Empire being involved in war, a special meeting of the Chamber was convened for the purpose of calling upon Government to afford the necessary protection to the trade and commerce connected with this port. As members are page 14 aware, the Government have been actively engaged in providing the necessary means of defence.