Written by Major-General Sir George S. Whitmore and published in 1902, this book tells the story of the last Maori War in New Zealand under the self-reliant policy, in the 1860's and 1870's.
The book looks at the wars in detail and includes chapters on the Uriwera Mountains and the outbreak at Poverty Bay, opening of the West Coast Campaign, the reverse at Moturoa, the fall of Ngatapa, capture of Te Ngaire, and the Uriwera Champaign.
Several photographs, diagrams and maps of people and places are spaced throughout the book.
The author, Major-General Whitmore, was the Colonial Secretary and the commandant of the colonial forces in New Zealand. As a result, this interesting book is written with unique insight into the situation, providing a great resource for local and war historians.
The whole text is searchable. Search for any word in the text - names, places and more. Originally produced by Archive CD Books Australia in 2005, this title has now been remastered and re-released, and includes better searching capability. This CD contains high quality scanned images of the whole of the original book, and has been bookmarked for easy navigation. Pages can be searched, browsed,
enlarged and printed out if required.