ALs concerning grave threats to the European colony.

(Second Taranaki Conflict - Titokowaru's War) TUNNICLIFF (George)

ALs concerning grave threats to the European colony.

Description: one folded sheet, cross-written in a neat legible hand on both sides, 18 x 23cm, small tear at bottom edge of fold, very good

Publication Details: Taranaki, January 4th 1869

Notes: George Tunnicliff, 37, of the No. 26 Rifles describes in a letter to his mother, the parlous state of Taranaki, a region in the grips of a significant Maori conflict: 'the Maori disturbances have commenced more outrageous than ever Burning Houses Massacreing - Killing - Roasting & Eating our people whenever they can catch them which one never Knew them to do in the last war... they Rose in the night Killing men - women & children without discrimination.' Though 'many natives speak of Peace in Reality no one believes them' and due to the disturbances 'there is no money, there is no Confidence.'...more

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Price: £1,200

Subject: History

Published Date: 1869

Stock Number: 67112

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