Old New Zealand, A Tale Of The Good Old Times; And A History Of The War In The North Against The Chief Heke, In The Year 1845, Told By An Old Chief Of by Frederick Edward Maning

Old New Zealand, A Tale Of The Good Old Times; And A History Of The War In The North Against The…

byFrederick Edward Maning

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1884. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... HISTORY OF THE WAR IN THE NORTH OF NEW ZEALAND AGAINST THE CHIEF HEKE, IN THE YEAR 1S45; TOLD BY AN OLD CHIEF OF THE NGAFUHI TRIBE. ? PREFACE. HIS little tale is an endeavour to call back some shadows from the past: a picture of things which have left no record but this imperfect sketch. The old settlers of New Zealand--my fellow pioneers--will, I hope, recognize the likeness. To those who have more recently sought these shores, I hope it may be interesting. To all it is respectfully presented. HISTORY OF THE WAR IN THE NORTH OF NEW ZEALAND AGAINST THE CHIEF HEKE. ANY j-ears ago, Hongi Ika, the great warrior chief of New Zealand, was dying.1 His relations, friends, and tribe were collected around him, and he then spoke to them in these words: "Children and friends, pay attention to my last words. After I am gone, be kind to the missionaries, be kind also to the other Europeans; welcome them to the shore, trade with them, protect them, and live with them as one people; but if ever there should land on this shore a people who wear red garments, who do no work, who neither buy nor sell, and who always have arms in their hands, then be aware that these are a people called soldiers, a dangerous people, whose only occupation is war. When you see them, make war 1 Hongi was shot through the body at Mangamuka, in Hokianga, of which wound ho died, after lingering some years. The speech hero given was not spoken on the day of his death, but some time before, when ho saw he could not recover. against them. Then, 0 my children, be brave! then, 0 friends, be strong! Be brave that you may not be enslaved, and that your country may not become the possession of strangers." And having said these words, he died. After this, years passed away, and the pakeha increased in numbers, a...

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Title:Old New Zealand, A Tale Of The Good Old Times; And A History Of The War In The North Against The…Format:PaperbackDimensions:72 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:January 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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