Gate Pa and Te Ranga; the Full Story describes the historical background for the decision of Ngaiterangi warriors to join the fighting against the British, including their attacks on south Auckland settlers and troops. Ngaiterangi fought as part of a pre-Treaty alliance, formed during the bloody inter-tribal wars of the 1820s and 1830s.Read more
By John McLean.
In this single volume are detailed descriptions of several of the big public works projects in the pioneer period that turned New Zealand from a trackless waste into a well-serviced nation of the modern world.
By John McLean
The Government’s occupation of Parihaka on 5th November, 1881, was an inevitable and necessary consequence of Te Whiti creating a quasi-republic in the bush of southern Taranaki, which refused to recognise the sovereignty of the Crown or the laws of the land, and was a haven for criminals on the run from justice, including a murderer.Read more