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30 May 2017 3:11 p.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP30 May 2017 2:56 p.m. PST

"between the mid 1840s and early 1880s. The campaigns were crucial in transforming New Zealand from a predominantly Maori country with a handful of European settlements scattered around the coasts of the two main islands, to a nation in which Pakeha greatly outnumbered Maori and British law and government prevailed throughout.

Among the more important campaigns were those of the Bay of Islands 1845-1846, Wellington 1846, Wanganui 1847. Taranaki 1860-1861 and 1863-1866, Waikato 1863-1864, the Bay of Plenty 1864 and again in 1867, the East Coast 1865, Patea (south Taranaki) 1865-1866 and 1868-1869, and Urewera/Taupo 1868-1872 (see Figure 1).In all these districts are the archaeological remains of fortifications which date from the wars. In some the campaigns have left an enormously rich archaeological landscape which has much to tell of the course of the campaigns, of changing methods of waging war adopted by the adversaries, and of the reasons for ultimate success and failure…"
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Personal logo Florida Tory Supporting Member of TMP01 Jun 2017 12:59 p.m. PST

That's a good survey. Thanks for posting it, Armand.


Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP02 Jun 2017 11:19 a.m. PST

Happy you enjoyed it my good friend!. (smile)


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