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Title: Some Home Truths re Maori War 1863 to 1869 on the West Coast of New Zealand
Description: London, Greening & Co. 1901, First Edition. Hard Cover, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Gorton was an officer in the 57th Regiment serving in New Zealand from 1861 - 1863. He then resigned to settle in New Zealand, but on the outbreak of further war joined the colonial forces, serving as commander of the Wellington Militia from July 1863; and of the Whanganui district from 1865. He is highly critical of Governor Grey, includes his reminiscences while serving in the 57th Regiment and then in the colonial forces, including the war with Titikowaru. Covers his impressions of Generals Cameron and Chute’s campaigns, the superiority of the Imperial Troops and the supply problems. CONDITION Red bds with Gilt title, 127 pages. Internally bright and clean, copy is shaken with gutter split to paper at eps though mull intact bds have been wet at front cnrs causing bleed to eps, name in pencil to front blank. Good/No Jacket.

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Price: US$ 60.00 Seller: Ariel Books
- Book number: 15671

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