Soldiering in New Zealand: being reminiscences of a veteran - Major F J W Gascoyne

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This memoir by Frederick John William Gascoyne is about his involvement in the New Zealand wars and subsequent time as a resident magistrate at Rekohu Chatham Islands.

With an Appendix entitled Pursuit of Te Kooti through the Urewera Country by Captain G. A. Preece. 

This book is rare.

Illustrations:  Major F. J. W. Gascoyne, Capture of Kairomiromi, Sir Donald McLean, Major R. Biggs, Captain James Wilson, Major Charles Westrupp, Dr. Murray Gibbs, Renata Kawepo, Major Ropata, Rescue of a Comrade under fire, Plan of Ngata Pa, Sketch of Attack on Ngata, Colonel Lyon, Colonel Fraser, H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh, Te Whiti, Captain Wilson Hursthouse, C.E., Lieut.-Col. J. M. Roberts, Waitangi, Chatham Islands, Mrs. Reihania Te Poki, Hon. John Bryce, Tapu and His Wife, Te Kooti, Captain St. George.

Table of contents includes: Birth and parentage ... I become an officer in the Colonial Defence Force; Outbreak of hostilities in 1860, Waikato 1863, East Cape, Hungahungaroa and Waerenga a Hika 1865, Omarunui; Armed Constabulary, Te Kooti lands at Poverty Bay, Wairoa, ... trial of three volunteers; Terror and confusion at Turanganui ... gallantry of Renata Kawepo - Te Kooti wounded - Ropata arrives ...; Ngatapa ... Te Kooti escapes; the reverses on the West Coast; Taurangaika ... Galatea - Opepe - Matata camp; Tauranga - Whakatane ... attack on Porere; Parihaka ... King Tawhiao meets Mr Bryce ...; Opunake ...; Transfer to Chatham Islands; ..; Appendix - pursuit of Te Kooti through the Urewera country.

Published in 1916 by T J S Guilford & Co, London. 201 pages. Plates.

Dedication by the author inscribed, 1918 (see photo).

Condition: Hardback. Original brown cloth on boards. Gilt title on cover. Cloth on spine missing. Some wear to spine and corners of boards including some rubbing and chipping (see photo). Some foxing on edges and fading to boards nearest spine where exposed to light. Firm binding holding all pages well. Clean pages and plates, both in very good condition. Illustrations are black and white.