Australia's logistical and commissariat support in the New Zealand wars, 1863-66.
The year 1863 marks the high-water mark high-water mark
1. Abbr. HWM A mark indicating the highest level reached by a body of water.
2. The highest point, as of achievement; the apex. in Australian military involvement across the Tasman. The events of 1863, though less so in 1864 (particularly when looking at reactions to the second military settler recruiting mission), were supported by majority public sentiment in Australia, as well as by both the colonial and imperial authorities. The co-operation New Zealand New Zealand (zē`lənd), island country (2005 est. pop. 4,035,000), 104,454 sq mi (270,534 sq km), in the S Pacific Ocean, over 1,000 mi (1,600 km) SE of Australia. The capital is Wellington; the largest city and leading port is Auckland. received from Australia's imperial military, and civil representatives, enabled the scale and success of the campaigns that took place during 1863-64. This willingness, though again sometimes grudging grudg·ing
grudging·ly adv. and with an eye to colonial self interest evident during the Taranaki War There have been two conflicts known as the Taranaki War:
1. Of or relating to symbolic logic.
2. Of or relating to logistics.
[Medieval Latin logisticus, of calculation support. Governor George Grey George Grey may refer to:
The Australian contribution
During 1863-64, the Australian colonies again showed their geographical and practical importance by being able to supply quantities of arms, ammunitions, and a vast array of commissariat and logistical material to satisfy New Zealand's war needs. This was vital in the early stages of the developing conflict when taking into account the distance and time involved in seeking sources of manpower and military paraphernalia PARAPHERNALIA. The name given to all such things as a woman has a right to retain as her own property, after her husband's death; they consist generally of her clothing, jewels, and ornaments suitable to her condition, which she used personally during his life. from Britain or other far flung points in the empire. While all these military preparations were taking place, the war also created a demand for a range of imports such as oats oats, cereal plants of the genus Avena of the family Gramineae (grass family). Most species are annuals of moist temperate regions. The early history of oats is obscure, but domestication is considered to be recent compared to that of the other and "breadstuffs" to the benefit of Australian commercial activities and shipping. (3) In December 1863 the Launceston Examiner provided some explanation from New Zealand for these initial commercial fortunes:
A great proportion of the shipping has brought down the provisions and supplies which the native war has rendered necessary: for whilst our population is increased by continual arrivals, our supplies of grain and produce from the native districts have almost ceased since the commencement of the war, and many of the European settlers have been prevented from tilling their lands, as well as by the inroads of the natives, as by the necessary demands upon them for military service. Instead of exporting ... considerable quantities of grain, flour, and potatoes, we are [now] importing them largely ... (4)
The enormous scale of the military operations This is a list of missions, operations, and projects. Missions in support of other missions are not listed independently. World War I
''See also List of military engagements of World War I
foodstuffs npl → denrées fpl alimentaires
foodstuffs food npl → into 1864. Tasmanian newspapers in March 1864 pointed out that there was currently a very large demand for grain in Auckland by the New Zealand Commissariat, noting this department's current consumption at 25,000 bushels per month, and with respect to oats, consumption was exceeding one million pounds per month. (5) The Australian colonies were therefore in the fortunate geographic and economic position to benefit from the vast commercial demands of New Zealand's wars. This diverse and conveniently located Australian support also allowed the war effort to proceed at a faster pace--something not possible if New Zealand had solely relied on Britain or other outposts of empire.
During this process of rapid militarisation n. 1. militarization.
Noun 1. militarisation - act of assembling and putting into readiness for war or other emergency: "mobilization of the troops"
militarization, mobilization, mobilisation in 1863 the New Zealand government was to find itself deficient de·fi·cient
1. Lacking an essential quality or element.
2. Inadequate in amount or degree; insufficient.
a state of being in deficit. in a whole range of military materials such as uniforms, equipment, tentage tent·age
A group or supply of tents. , weaponry, accoutrements ac·cou·ter·ment or ac·cou·tre·ment
1. An accessory item of equipment or dress. Often used in the plural.
2. Military equipment other than uniforms and weapons. Often used in the plural.
3. and ammunitions. Australia became the convenient locale (programming) locale - A geopolitical place or area, especially in the context of configuring an operating system or application program with its character sets, date and time formats, currency formats etc.
Locales are significant for internationalisation and localisation. from which to obtain the requisite military materials to supply its expanding war machine. (6) Britain did of course become an important arsenal from which New Zealand received military logistical and manpower assistance, so integral to the large-scale military campaigns of 1863-64 and the associated influx of imperial military force. (7) Yet as occurred during the Taranaki War, Australia was vital in the overall expansion of military capability. This was especially evident in the initial stages of campaigning, when aid and support from England and elsewhere was often many months away and the proximity and promptitude of Australian support became so vital to New Zealand's immediate and short-term military requirements.
Brigadier-General Chute chute
1. a device used to restrain large animals especially cattle and horses. It is a small stall into which the animal is encouraged to walk. The head is fixed, in cattle by a head bail, the back is closed and the animal can then be examined or treated. and other officers arrived in Hobart from Melbourne on 30 May 1863 on an official tour of inspection accompanied by Colonel Kempt, 12th Regiment, commanding Her Majesty's forces in Tasmania. To assist in the military build up in New Zealand a number of officers of the Ordnance and Commissariat Departments were ordered to depart as soon as possible, as was 100 tons of commissariat stores including a number of canvas tents, foodstuffs and building materials Building materials used in the construction industry to create .
These categories of materials and products are used by and construction project managers to specify the materials and methods used for . . (8) In Hobart on 9 June the Louisa was loaded with these stores, including Ordnance Officers A.C. McDuff and H. Potter, before sailing for Auckland on 15 June. (9)
On 31 July 1863, the Tasmanian Colonial Secretary In British government usage, Colonial Secretary had two different meanings:
A consignment is an arrangement resulting from a contract in which one person, the consignor, either ships or entrusts goods to another, the of weapons, sailing for Auckland on 5 August. (10)
It is important to acknowledge another request for Tasmanian military assistance that came from the Superintendent of Otago in June 1863. External defence fears were felt throughout the Australasian colonies as a result of the civil war raging in America (1861-65) and Britain's ambiguous attitude to the Confederacy Confederacy, name commonly given to the Confederate States of America (1861–65), the government established by the Southern states of the United States after their secession from the Union. and tensions with the Union, apart from concerns about other events fomenting in Europe and the Pacific. The provincial authorities of Otago felt particularly vulnerable so wanted to establish defences for the harbour of Otago as well as the town of Dunedin to ward off attacks by privateers. The Superintendent of Otago approached the Tasmanian governor with the request that they "may be supplied with two or three useful pieces of Ordnance of the largest size and the most approved construction that can be spared, together with the necessary shot and other material". (11) A reply on 16 July pointed out that as Hobart Town and Launceston "are very imperfectly im·per·fect
1. Not perfect.
2. Grammar Of or being the tense of a verb that shows, usually in the past, an action or a condition as incomplete, continuous, or coincident with another action.
3. defended" it was regretted in this instance that Tasmania was unable to meet the wishes of Superintendent of Otago. (12)
During February 1864 the Commissariat Department in Hobart supplied additional stores for New Zealand. The schooner schooner (sk`nər), sailing vessel, rigged fore-and-aft, with from two to seven masts. Annie was loaded with these commissariat stores at Constitution Dock with the aid of a gang of prisoners and took several days to complete before clearing for the Waikato on 5 February. (13) Following this vessel's return to Hobart the Mercury provided an account of the Annie's arrival at Waikato and the intense activity being carried out at this vital New Zealand port: Constitution Dock is the harbour-side dock area of Hobart, the capital city of the Australian state of Tasmania, on the Derwent River.
Captain Fisher ... speaks very highly of the officials in charge at Waikato, by whose co-operation and assistance he was enabled to lighter nearly three hundred tons of cargo in five days.... The ships Beautiful Star, Alexandra, Albatross, and Sea Gull, also arrived with stores while the Annie was in harbor. Captain Fisher attributes his quick dispatch to the effective service rendered by Mr. Jones, the commissariat officer in charge, and also by Mr. Simpson the officer in charge of the dockyards. The officers of the detachment of the 1st Waikato Regiment stationed at the harbor, also rendered every assistance, ... Captain Fisher says that while he was at Waikato, 100 of the 1st Volunteer Regiment were stationed there with three officers and there were about 100 people employed in the dockyards. There are extensive wharves in course of construction, and several very large store houses are being built, as it is expected that fully 10,000 tons of provisions will shortly arrive at Waikato, which is to be the principal commissariat depot. (14)
Further evidence of the quantity and variety of materials made available for use by Tasmanian authorities is evident in early April 1864 when the Hobart Town Commissariat Office advertised for tenders for commissariat supplies for "Military Service". This was not only to supply 10,000 bushels of feed oats, five tons of fine flour, and 2000 bushels of bran of the best quality, but also to provide shipping direct to the Commissariat facilities at "Manakau Harbor" before the end of the month. (15) The Hobart Commissariat Office called additional tenders for "Military Service" towards the end of April. One was for the conveyance The transfer of ownership or interest in real property from one person to another by a document, such as a deed, lease, or mortgage.
conveyance n. from Hobart to the Commissariat Depot at Onehunga of 75 tons of flour, 4000 bushels of oats, 3000 bushels of bran, and two tons of biscuits. (16) Another was for the conveyance of approximately 180 tons of military stores from Hobart to Auckland. These stores consisted of 3200 loose shells, shot and shells packed in boxes, and some "18 to 20 tons of filled cannon cartridges, packed in metal boxes, for which a Magazine will be fitted in the vessel by the Royal Engineer Department". (17)
New South Wales New South Wales, state (1991 pop. 5,164,549), 309,443 sq mi (801,457 sq km), SE Australia. It is bounded on the E by the Pacific Ocean. Sydney is the capital. The other principal urban centers are Newcastle, Wagga Wagga, Lismore, Wollongong, and Broken Hill. support
Following correspondence with Brigadier General Chute on New Zealand's 6 June 1863 request for more troops and Armstrong artillery pieces, the Governor of New South Wales, Sir John Young, replied to Grey on 9 July outlining the colony's current position:
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your despatch of 6th June last, and learn with extreme concern that disturbances of a serious nature have again broken out in New Zealand.
2. This concern on my part is enhanced by the knowledge that the scanty garrison in quarters in Sydney cannot afford you reinforcements. I have along with my responsible advisers carefully considered all the bearings of the question and have very reluctantly come to the conclusion that no troops can possibly be spared from this Colony. Already as you are aware half the Infantry and more than half the Artillery have been despatched to New Zealand. (18)
This initial reticence ret·i·cence
1. The state or quality of being reticent; reserve.
2. The state or quality of being reluctant; unwillingness.
3. An instance of being reticent.
Noun 1. to provide additional troops and arms, especially in light of the large contributions made during 1860, softened in August 1863 alter the arrival of an official New Zealand government party headed by the Native Minister the Hon. Mr Dillon Bell
Sir Francis Dillon Bell, KCMG CB MLC (8 October 1822 - 15 July 1898) was a New Zealand politician of the late 19th century. . (19) The arrival of such a formal party tasked to obtain a range of military and logistical supplies and to commence the recruitment of military settlers stirred New South Wales authorities to support as best they could all such endeavours. In correspondence to Grey on 18 August, Young was now able to state:
I have the honor to inform you in answer to your communications that I have in accordance with your request given Mr. Dillon Bell all the aid and countenance in my power.
2. The Ministers have liberally afforded him arms and ammunition from the Colonial Magazines and accorded him every facility for recruiting.
3. A further detachment of fifty men from Her Majesty's 12th Regiment embarks for New Zealand this day, ... (20)
In August the New South Wales government directed the Colonial Storekeeper to send 1000 rifles and 200 breech-loading carbines to New Zealand. (21) These weapons were conveyed on the Claud Hamilton Claud Hamilton may refer to:
1 Former name of Yerba Buena Island, San Fransisco Bay, Calif.
2 Island, W N.Y., in the Niagara River, dividing Niagara Falls into the American and the Canadian falls. . (22) On 24 September the Novelty departed Sydney for Auckland with another seventy-two packages of ammunition. (23) Then on 25 September, the Lord Ashley conveying from Sydney to Auckland the New Zealand government officials and recruiters and forty military settler volunteers, carried "40 cases firearms This is an extensive list of small arms — pistol, machine gun, grenade launcher, anti-tank rifle — that includes variants.
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Vessels sailing under the protection of an armed escort. Since the 17th century, neutral powers have claimed the right of convoy in wartime, providing warships to escort their merchantmen and keep them secure from search or seizure. , the gunboat was also loaded with a considerable quantity of other military stores. (27) An 1873 account of the war recalled how the two 40-pounder Armstrong guns a wrought iron breech-loading cannon named after its English inventor, Sir William Armstrong.
See also: Gun "lent to the Colony by the Sydney government" were soon in action when they were placed in position to command the landing place at Meremere in late October 1863. (28)
Sydney constructed gunboats
New South Wales was also a location with the requisite maritime construction capabilities to supply some of New Zealand's requirements for purpose built shallow-draft and highly manoeuvrable Adj. 1. manoeuvrable - capable of maneuvering or changing position; "a highly maneuverable ship"
mobile - moving or capable of moving readily (especially from place to place); "a mobile missile system"; "the tongue is... vessels capable of operating on the vast and difficult waterways The list of waterways is a link page for any river, canal, estuary or firth.
Paddle - A language for transformations leading from specification to program. steamer initially known as Gunboat No.3, as well as Waikato, which after arrival in New Zealand was formally named Pioneer. This vessel was reported as costing 9000 [pounds sterling] to complete and during July to September 1863 the progress of its construction by the A.S.N. Company works in Sydney, as well as its unique characteristics for defence, attracted much reportage in Australia. (29) On 15 September the Sydney Morning Herald in a detailed account of the completion of this gunboat, reviewed events:
Some five or six months ago, when the military commanders engaged in the Maori war had become aware of the necessity or great advantage of penetrating the centre of rebel Maoridom by effecting a passage up the rivers ... The New Zealand Government at once looked to New South Wales for such a vessel, and overtures were made through Mr. E.O. Moriarty, the Engineer for Rivers and Harbours, who commissioned with the Australasian Steam Navigation Company on the subject, and found them prepared to undertake the construction of a gunboat of the required description. Mr. T. Macarthur, the Company's chief engineer, was entrusted with the work, and in ... seventeen weeks the vessel was afloat ... Leaving out of notice the excellence of the workmanship, it must be a source of gratification to New South Wales that she has a firm capable of building a vessel like this to meet such an urgent emergency, when we consider that it would require some sixteen to eighteen months to import one from the mother country. (30)
For this vessel's journey, preparations were also undertaken for obtaining crew for the Pioneer. Glen has previously observed:
The New Zealand Defence Minister ... issued instructions to Captain Mayne RN, ... commanding HMS Eclipse, to proceed to Sydney to supervise the completion, arming and crewing of the vessel. Mayne left before the end of August 1863 to engage a crew, "as many as you may deem necessary", and to purchase the small arms required. Under his supervision, Captain Breton was appointed to command and Lieutenant W.G. O'Callaghan ... was chosen as First Officer. In the carrying out of these instructions Mayne selected a crew from the Sydney area, many of whom had Royal Navy experience. There seems little doubt that New Zealand's river gunboats were not only built by Australians but also had at least one crewed by them. (31)
As part of this process advertisements for a chief officer were placed in Sydney during August, and in the following month tenders were called from insurance companies or underwriters "willing to insure the Waikato Gunboat, on her voyage from Sydney to New Zealand". (32) For the voyage across the Tasman the crew consisted of Captain G.R. Breton, Lieutenant W.G.P. O'Callaghan (33), Chief Engineer Mr Jeffrey, and a crew of twenty-five other officers and men. Apart from the various armour and associated defensive superstructure superstructure /su·per·struc·ture/ (soo´per-struk?chur) the overlying or visible portion of a structure.
A structure above the surface. installed on this vessel the crew were supplied with "a breach-loading rifle, and a revolver revolver: see small arms.
Pistol with a revolving cylinder that provides multishot action. Some early versions, known as pepperboxes, had several barrels, but as early as the 17th century pistols were being made with a revolving chamber to and Cutlass". (34) Later in November a letter to Sydney from the Chief Engineer detailed events that unfolded for most of the Australian enlisted crew with the vessel's takeover by the Royal Navy shortly after their arrival:
Since I wrote to you last, a good many changes have taken place with the gunboat, and everybody connected with her, some of them, I am sorry to say, not very creditable to the parties concerned with it. Two or three days after we arrived here the Commodore refused to have anything to do with her unless she was handed over to the Imperial Government. This the New Zealand Government would not consent to--however, alter a great deal of talk and letter -writing, the Governor took it upon himself to hand her over without the consent of the Ministry ... On the 16th October, she was formally handed over to the Imperial authorities, and all hands discharged. I was the only one they asked to remain with her, which, after seeing the Minister of War and Mr. Dillon Bell, I declined to do. They have hacked and cut up the boat in such a manner that you would scarcely know her, and would think shame to own that you ever had anything to do with her. They took the second and third engineers of the [HMS] Eclipse and put them in her. The day before she was to leave for the Waikato they got up steam and had a turn about the harbour. Next morning they left ... and had only been away about two hours when they burnt the boilers and burst the donkey engine pump, and had to be towed back by the Eclipse. They had all the men they could get from the ships, and the shore, working night and day for eight days before they got her repaired again. They did their best to conceal the whole affair ...' (35)
On 21 September a considerable variety of munitions mu·ni·tion
War materiel, especially weapons and ammunition. Often used in the plural.
tr.v. mu·ni·tioned, mu·ni·tion·ing, mu·ni·tions
To supply with munitions. was loaded aboard the gunboat. Later that rooming Sir Henry Barkly Sir Henry Barkly GCMG KCB FRS (24 February 1815 – 20 October 1898) was a British politician and patron of the sciences.
Barkly was born in Monteagle, Rossshire, Scotland. He trained for commerce and follwed a business career before commencing his political career. , Governor General Young accompanied by Commodore Wiseman and Lord John Taylour also inspected the vessel--an event heralded by a thirteen-gun salute from HMS Curacoa as this party boarded the gunboat. The next day the Waikato under tow by HIMS Hims: see Homs, Syria.
or Homs ancient Emesa
City (pop., 2004 est.: 800,400), central Syria. It is located near the Orontes River. Eclipse, departed Sydney. Despite a stormy storm·y
adj. storm·i·er, storm·i·est
1. Subject to, characterized by, or affected by storms; tempestuous.
2. and eventful e·vent·ful
1. Full of events: an eventful week.
2. Important; momentous: an eventful decision. voyage, both vessels arrived safely at Manukau on 3 October. (36)
The Sydney Morning Herald's "Own Correspondent" on 7 November reported the successful performance of the Pioneer in action at Meremere when the vessel came under fire from Maori cannon. (37)
I am happy to be able to bear testimony to the excellent qualities of the Pioneer. She is in many respects as good as possible, and does her work really well. She stood a heavy fire for upwards of two hours from the natives at Meremere, including being battered with the cannon, but showed no signs of injury. She steams well against the stream, doing from seven to eight miles an hour up the river. As the summer advances, there can be no doubt she will be found too large. Her chief fault being her length, which must certainly prove unwieldy when as in the height of summer the stream is almost confined to a narrow and tortuous channel. The small vessels now building in Sydney are expected to obviate this difficulty. One of these will probably be placed on the Thames, the other on the Waikato, and thus both rivers made a base of operations. (38)
Following the reconnaissance at Meremere on 29 October the Pioneer carried out a further mission as far as Rangiriri on 31 October, and thereafter continued providing transportation for troops, stores and artillery wherever required. In December 1866 it was berthed at Port Waikato Port Waikato is on the south bank of the Waikato River at its outflow into the Tasman Sea, in northern New Zealand. Now a small town with a population of under 300, it was an important port during the New Zealand Land Wars of the 19th century. when it slipped its moorings and drifted out to sea before being detected. An attempt was made to rescue the vessel but despite some efforts these failed and the Pioneer was wrecked wrecked
Drunk or intoxicated.
Adj. 1. wrecked - destroyed in an accident; "a wrecked ship"; "a highway full of wrecked cars" on the Manukau bar. (39)
To add to the fleet being assembled for the water transport services The collective functions of layers 1 through 4 of the OSI model. , the New Zealand government decided upon the construction of two further iron gunboats. The tender for these two vessels was awarded to the Sydney firm of P.N. Russell and Co., and to allow for prompt delivery, these vessels were to be supplied as pre-fabricated sections which could be assembled on site in New Zealand. James Stewart, a Civil Engineer from Auckland who designed them, arrived in Sydney in October 1863 to superintend su·per·in·tend
tr.v. su·per·in·tend·ed, su·per·in·tend·ing, su·per·in·tends
To oversee and direct; supervise. See Synonyms at supervise. their construction. Stewart's design of these vessels took into account the need to turn easily in waters little more than their own projected lengths. They would also have a single paddle wheel so as to reduce their beam as well as armament and superstructures arranged so as to offer the best possible cover of both the river and its banks. (40) The Sydney Morning Herald noted:
of a smaller size than the last one built by the A.S.N. Co. These boats are to be about eighty feet long by twenty feet wide, to be propelled by steam (stem wheel); are to be put together here, taken away in frame direct to the Waikato River, and there to be rebuilt. These are, in all probability, but the pioneers of several others to be constructed for the river Thames and Wairoa. (41)
The P.N. Russell Engineering and Foundry Works in Sydney manufactured the pre-fabricated sections for these two gunboats during late 1863 and early 1864. Peter Nicol Russell Sir Peter Nicol Russell (4 July 1816 – 10 July 1905) was an Australian philanthropist and university benefactor.
Russell was born at Kirkcaldy, Fifeshire, Scotland. established this firm in Sydney in 1842, which by the 1860s had developed into a major engineering and foundry business. It was capable of major iron and brass foundry, engineering, boilermaker boil·er·mak·er
1. One that makes or repairs boilers.
2. Slang A drink of whiskey with a beer chaser.
a person who works with metal in heavy industry and blacksmith works, and possessed various branch works and wharves Structures erected on the margin of Navigable Waters where vessels can stop to load and unload cargo.
Cities located on lakes, rivers, and oceans usually have at least one wharf, where ships can deliver and pick up passengers and load and unload various types of goods. , manufacturing goods from dredges to railway rolling stock rolling stock
Any of various readily movable transportation equipment such as automobiles, locomotives, railroad cars, and trucks. Rolling stock generally makes good collateral for loans because the equipment is standardized and easily transportable among . (42) Earlier in 1845 the firm had been of assistance to the imperial forces being amassed for service in the Bay of Islands by manufacturing a small batch of Coehom mortars.
The first of these pre-fabricated paddle steamers to be constructed was the Koheroa, which after a mere six weeks was ready for shipment. On 15 December 1863 the Beautiful Star departed Sydney with Engineer James Stewart as passenger and carrying the sections of the Koheroa, and a shipment of coal for New Zealand, arriving in the Waikato eight days later. The pre-fabricated sections of the Koheroa were then assembled at the dockyard facilities at Port Waikato where it was expected that in a short time "the little vessel" would be "ploughing the shallow waters See:
Completion of the Koheroa did not take place as rapidly as expected though Stewart was "quite sanguine sanguine /san·guine/ (sang´gwin)
2. ardent or hopeful.
1. Of a healthy, reddish color; ruddy.
2. of having the gunboat ready to go up the river by the 22nd January". (45) It was not until early February 1864 before the boat was in a state of readiness See: defense readiness condition; weapons readiness state. to undertake its first trial trip. Pressures to have the vessel ready for service were greatly increased when the gunboat Avon hit a submerged tree and sank on the Waipa River The Waipa River is in the Waikato region of the North Island of New Zealand. The headwaters are in the Rangitoto Range east of Te Kuiti. It flows north for 115 kilometres, passing through Otorohanga and Pirongia, before flowing into the Waikato River at Ngaruawahia. in early February. This situation necessitated the Koheroa be hastily hast·y
adj. hast·i·er, hast·i·est
1. Characterized by speed; rapid. See Synonyms at fast1.
2. Done or made too quickly to be accurate or wise; rash: a hasty decision. readied in an incomplete manner as a replacement to ease the potential supply crisis faced by General Cameron's advancing troops. (46) During March 1864 the importance of the riverboats was shown when the Koheroa and the refloated Avon were able to penetrate the Horotui River in the immediate neighbourhood of the major Maori defensive positions at Piko Piko and Paterangi. This was even the more remarkable as "the drought ... has rendered the Waipa barely navigable NAVIGABLE. Capable of being navigated.
2. In law, the term navigable is applied to the sea, to arms of the sea, and to rivers in which the tide flows and reflows. 5 Taunt. R. 705; S. C. Eng. Com. Law Rep. 240; 5 Pick. R. 199; Ang. Tide Wat. 62; 1 Bouv. Inst. n. , even for the Koheroa, to any where near Te Awamutu. The cannon and ammunition for the troops in the attacking column have been conveyed in the steamers, as also the provisions, with the exception of potatoes, of which the crop in the district is large." (47) Later in November 1865 the Koheroa foundered near Rahuipokeka (Huntly) but was raised in October 1866 after which the engines were removed and the vessel was hulked at Port Waikato. By 1867 it was reported as being just an iron shell. (48)
The second of the Sydney pre-fabricated gunboats was the Rangiriri. The sections of this vessel were also loaded aboard the Beautiful Star, departing Sydney in February 1864. Upon arrival the Rangiriri was assembled at Port Waikato and was finally able to join the Koheroa in March. In August 1864 the Rangiriri and the Pioneer brought up personnel of the 4th Waikato Regiment to the location where the military settler community of Hamilton was established. The Rangiriri was to remain in New Zealand Government service until 1870. In 1890 the Rangiriri was abandoned alongside the riverbank at Hamilton where in 1982 the remains were raised and placed there as a historic monument. (49)
In 1863 Victoria became a source for additional artillery pieces, when a battery of Armstrong artillery, the property of the Victorian government, was transferred to New Zealand. This occurred following negotiations initiated in Melbourne after the arrival of Colonel G.D. Pitt (via Sydney) with the New Zealand government party. (50) The Argus on 25 August revealed that Governor Grey had already sent a number of requests for military assistance since June:
Mr. Verdun stated that an application, dated June ... had been received ... urging that all the military assistance the colony could send should be sent. In reply, the New Zealand Government were informed that the Ministry were unwilling to give a decided answer, in the unsettled state of affairs between the Imperial Government and America, until the arrival of the then incoming mail. A second urgent application had been made ... in July, and a third bore date the 3rd of the present month. Both of these letters had been accidentally detained in Sydney, and had only reached Melbourne by the last mail. In reply, Major-General Chute had recommended to His Excellency that one-half of the whole artillery and infantry force in the colony ... should be sent to Auckland, and that one half of the battery of Armstrong guns, the property of the colony should be lent to the New Zealand Government. (51)
Victorian government ministers, however, went further and proposed the whole of the imperial garrison should be sent, and that the whole battery of six guns should be loaned to the New Zealand government if so requested. Glen, surmising sur·mise
v. sur·mised, sur·mis·ing, sur·mis·es
To infer (something) without sufficiently conclusive evidence.
To make a guess or conjecture.
n. on the debate which took place for these six Armstrong guns stated:
The Chief Secretary indicated that the battery of six guns ... in the Colonial Military Store in Melbourne were ready for use if required. The status of this battery became the source of much debate over that week. New Zealand had asked the Victorians for a "half battery" of Armstrong 12 pounders to establish their own artillery within the Militia ... To order guns from England would involve a long and protracted sea journey; to request guns from Victoria was obvious.... If these guns went to New Zealand, argued the Assembly, there was virtually no coastal defences in Victoria.... After much debate, the Assembly decided half a battery was neither use nor ornament, and by the same token about as useful as throwing stones to the New Zealand Government. In their argument the Victorians made a virtue out of a pressing New Zealand necessity. (52)
The military authorities issued orders on 27 August for the immediate despatch of the majority of the 40th Regiment and Royal Artillery “RGA” redirects here. For other uses, see RGA (disambiguation).
The Royal Regiment of Artillery, generally known as the Royal Artillery (RA), is an Arm of the British Army. Despite its name, it is made up of a number of regiments. personnel stationed in Victoria. The battery of Royal Artillery ordered for New Zealand was to also "take with them the six iron Armstrong 12-pounder guns, with equipment, ammunition, &c., ready for immediate service." (53) It was actually not until November after the terms of sale Terms of sale
Conditions under which a firm proposes to sell its goods or services for cash or credit. had been finalised before this complete battery of six Armstrong guns with ammunition and stores was despatched aboard the troopship Himalaya. (54) New Zealand parliamentary papers indicate that 3,592 [pounds sterling] 1s. 8d. was paid to the government of Victoria for these guns through New Zealand's Crown Agent in London in 1864. (55)
South Australian support
Following a written request from New Zealand the South Australian government in November 1863 consented to supply 500 long Enfield dries lying in the Adelaide Armoury, after "having gone carefully into the question". (56) In January 1864, 120 rifles were also despatched to New Zealand via Melbourne aboard the Coorong. (57) As late as June 1866 the superintendent of the Adelaide Armoury was able to place on the table of the South Australian Legislative Council The Legislative Council, or upper house, is one of the two chambers of the Parliament of South Australia. Its central purpose is to act as a house of review for legislation passed through the lower house, the House of Assembly. a "Receipt and Disposition of Small Arms small arms, firearms designed primarily to be carried and fired by one person and, generally, held in the hands, as distinguished from heavy arms, or artillery. Early Small Arms
The first small arms came into general use at the end of the 14th cent. ". This indicated weapons sent comprised 525 "Rifled Muskets The rifled musket is a long-barreled infantry weapon (to be distinguished from the shorter "rifle" carried by some light infantry units), usually percussion, that was common in the 19th century. , Enfield Pattern, 1853" and one "Rifled Carbines, Westley Richards's Breech breech (brech) the buttocks.
The lower rear portion of the human trunk; the buttocks.
the buttocks of an animal; the backs of the thighs. Loaders". (58)
South Australian riverboats and the services of Captain Cadell
South Australia South Australia, state (1991 pop. 1,236,623), 380,070 sq mi (984,381 sq km), S central Australia. It is bounded on the S by the Indian Ocean. Kangaroo Island and many smaller islands off the south coast are included in the state. also became very important as a place where New Zealand could purchase riverboats for use in the vast waterways that were so heavily impacting on military campaigning in the Waikato and other North Island regions. Some of the riverboats that saw service with New Zealand's River Transport Service arrived indirectly, while others were purchased specifically for war requirements. Apart from useful riverboats, New Zealand was able to enlist en·list
v. en·list·ed, en·list·ing, en·lists
1. To engage (persons or a person) for service in the armed forces.
2. To engage the support or cooperation of.
v. the services and inland waterway waterway, natural or artificial navigable inland body of water, or system of interconnected bodies of water, used for transportation, may include a lake, river, canal, or any combination of these. expertise of Captain Francis Cadell Francis Cadell may refer to:
Captain Cadell was one of the principal pioneers of river navigation and transport on the Murray River Murray River
Principal river of Australia. Rising near Mount Kosciusko, in southeastern New South Wales, it flows across southeastern Australia from the Snowy Mountains to the Great Australian Bight of the Indian Ocean; it is 1,609 mi (2,589 km) long. . Mennell's 1892 biographical entry on Cadell's life outlined that he
was born [in Britain] in 1822, and educated at Edinburgh and in Germany. He entered as a midshipman on board an East Indiaman, and took part in the first Chinese war, ... At twenty-two he was in command of a vessel, and meanwhile visited the ship-building yards of the Tyne and Clyde, gaining a thorough knowledge of naval architecture and the construction of steam engines. He studied the subject of river navigation after a visit to the Amazon; and in 1848, when he arrived in Australia, his attention was drawn to the practicability of navigating the Murray and its tributaries, ... Encouraged by the Governor of South Australia (Sir H.F. Young), he put his project into execution.... His subsequent career was chequered and adventurous, and his end tragic and mysterious. (59)
In June 1863 Cadell sold his last remaining riverboat riv·er·boat
A boat suitable for use on a river. Wakool to New Zealand, most probably for financial reasons, though this vessel was not utilised for military purposes and was later wrecked in 1865 in the South Island. (60) He received a telegram on 15 February 1864 from Colonel Pitt who had arrived in Victoria to recommence Re`com`mence´
v. i. 1. To commence or begin again.
2. To begin anew to be; to act again as.
He seems desirous enough of recommencing courtier.
v. t. 1. To commence again or anew. military settler recruiting. Pitt requested he see the New Zealand government agent J.C. Firth firth or frith, Scottish term applied to an arm of the sea, usually an estuary or strait. For Firth of Clyde, see Clyde; for Firth of Forth, see Forth. once he arrived, no doubt to seek advice on securing additional riverboats for New Zealand service, but also to obtain Cadell's services in the Waikato. (61) The South Australian Register The Register, originally the South Australian Gazette and Colonial Register, was the first South Australian newspaper. It was first published in London in June 1836 and folded almost a century later in February 1931. on 16 March 1864 stated:
We are glad to hear that our old friend Captain Cadell, who opened up the Murray to the trade of the colonies, has proceeded to New Zealand, under engagement with Colonel Pitt, to examine and report upon the state of the Waikato, with a view to clearing the navigation of that river, and rendering rapid the steam service for the transport of provisions and warlike stores for Her Majesty's troops. We are sure that all who know Captain Cadell will wish him success in his arduous, and, in the present state of the New Zealand war, most important undertaking. (62)
In New Zealand Cadell's appointment as superintendent of the River Transport Service was confirmed as commencing from 15 February 1864, and he served in this capacity until 31 January 1866. (63)
The River Transport Service and the Commissariat Transport Corps utilised a flotilla of various craft. This fleet quickly proved itself crucial for its ability to ferry troops and supplies as well as for communications throughout the difficult waterways traversed during the Waikato campaign. The motley collection mot´ley col`lec´tion
n. 1. A collection of objects of various kinds; a hodgepodge; a medley; a confused mixture; an omnium gatherum. of vessels involved included armoured barges, purpose built gunboats, armed steamers or schooners, and other small craft and boats. This "fleet" was operated by a variety of personnel from Royal Navy ships There are two lists of Royal Navy ships:
The family was founded as a cadet branch of the ruling house of Lorraine by Claude de Lorraine, 1st duc de Guise, 1496–1550, who received of the Imperial Commissariat Transport Corps, as well as civilians. The vessels and their crews ensured that imperial and colonial troops Colonial troops or colonial army refers to various military units recruited from, or used as garrison troops in, colonial territories. Colonial background could be rapidly moved, and while in the field were able to be fed, clothed clothe
tr.v. clothed or clad , cloth·ing, clothes
1. To put clothes on; dress.
2. To provide clothes for.
3. To cover as if with clothing. and equipped, as well as providing a water route into the heart of Maori-held territory in the Waikato and elsewhere. (64)
During the initial stages of his superintendence in June-July 1864, Cadell was an instrumental figure in the selection of sites for the various military settlements of the men and families of the Waikato regiments. The Colonial Defence Minister writing to Colonel Haultain commanding the 2nd Waikato Regiment, outlined:
The object ... in selecting the sites at the head of the river navigation being to encourage the speedy growth of settlements at points where, from their natural protection, it is certain towns must eventually spring up, where travellers to the interior of the country leave the steamers and where the produce of the Upper Waikato districts would be shipped.... Captain Cadell ... has been instructed ... to give his assistance and advice as to the points where the rivers ceases to be navigable for steamers. (65)
Following the termination of Cadell's services as superintendent of the River Transport Services, his expected return Expected Return
The average of a probability distribution of possible returns, calculated by using the following formula: to Australia was duly reported:
The Argus says that 'Capt Francis Cadell, so well known in this colony in connection with the navigation of the Murray and Darling Rivers Darling River
River, southeastern Australia. It is the longest member of the Murray-Darling river system. It rises in several headstreams in the Great Dividing Range and flows generally southwest across New South Wales for 1,702 mi (2,739 km) to join the Murray River at the , has for some two or three years past been superintendent of the steam transport service in Waikato, lately the seat of war in New Zealand. He is about to return to this colony, and we observe that before leaving Auckland he received a very handsome testimonial from the officers and men of the service. It consisted of an address, a gold chronometer watch A chronometer watch is a watch tested and certified to meet certain precision standards. In Switzerland, only timepieces certified by the COSC may use the word 'Chronometer' on them. (bearing a suitable inscription inscription, writing on durable material. The art is called epigraphy. Modern inscriptions are made for permanent, monumental record, as on gravestones, cornerstones, and building fronts; they are often decorative and imitative of ancient (usually Roman) methods. ), gold albert chain, diamond ring, locket, with likeness of Her Majesty Queen Victoria set in diamonds. The locket contains the likeness of Captain Cadell, by a local artist.' (66)
The array of gifts and associated testimonial items indicates the prominence of Captain Cadell in fulfilling his duties. His contributions to the day-to-day logistics which were more easily borne through an efficient river transport service, for both imperial and colonial forces throughout this period, has not yet received the acknowledgment acknowledgment, in law, formal declaration or admission by a person who executed an instrument (e.g., a will or a deed) that the instrument is his. The acknowledgment is made before a court, a notary public, or any other authorized person. it deserves, despite his vital role throughout these campaigns. (67)
Certain South Australian riverboats were initially purchased for employment in trade and communication services for South Island interests, such as the 120-ton steamer Sturt. In June 1863 the Sturt received alterations and was prepared for sailing for use by the Nelson and Marlborough Steam Navigation Company. The vessel was despatched from Adelaide on 16 June and arrived at Nelson twelve days later. (68) In March 1864 New Zealand decided to purchase the steamers Sturt and Prince Alfred for government service on the Waikato and Waipa Rivers.
The Sturt was built for the Murray River ... and for several years was ... employed on that river. She is of exceedingly slight drought, and when her false keel (Naut.) the timber below the main keel, used to serve both as a protection and to increase the shio's lateral resistance.
See under False.
- Ham. Nav. Encyc.
See also: False Keel is removed will carry 70 tons with only a draught of three feet six inches. What renders her peculiarly adapted for the rapid current of the Waikato is her great power in proportion to her tonnage TONNAGE, mar. law. The capacity of a ship or vessel.
2. The act of congress of March 2, 1799, s. 64, 1 Story's L. U. S. 630, directs that to ascertain the tonnage of any ship or vessel, the surveyor, &c. , ... we learn the Government intend to run her from the Waikato Heads to Rangiriri ... (69)
The South Australian Register in reporting the purchase of the Sturt and Prince Alfred in April pointed out: "It is understood that orders for further purchases of small steamers have been sent to the Australian Colonies". (70) The Sturt continued in service with the New Zealand Government until 1870 when it was wrecked on the Kaiapoi Bar. (71)
On 23 February 1864 Mr J.C. Firth, a New Zealand government representative, arrived in South Australia (via Melbourne) looking to purchase steamers. The 90-ton iron paddle steamer Gundagai which had been involved in the Murray River trade was subsequently chosen for this task and was purchased for 4250 [pounds sterling]. The Gundagai arrived in Adelaide from Goolwa on 13 March where it was overhauled and repaired. The vessel was able to depart on 18 May, travelling first to Launceston, before finally arriving in the Waikato on 9 June. (72)
The Gundagai proved to be one of the most useful boats in the New Zealand government's River Transport Service on the Waikato. In January 1865 its valued services ended on the Waikato River Waikato River
River, North Island, New Zealand. Rising on the slopes of Mount Ruapehu as the Tongariro River, it flows north through Lake Taupo, then northwest to enter the Tasman Sea. "on which she has done better than any other employed" and she was despatched to penetrate the Wanganui River
The Wanganui River is located in the western South Island of New Zealand. "and so accompany the troops on the march". (73) Lieutenant-General Cameron in a report to Governor Grey about military affairs on the West Coast, acknowledged the role played by the Gundagai as well as the services of Captain Cadell:
On the night of the 15th, Brigadier-General Waddy marched from the Waitotara, ... [and] crossed the mouth of the Whenuakura ... on the morning of the 16th, and arrived on the left bank of the Patea, where he is now encamped. On the same night Colonel Weare broke up his camp at Nukumaru, and took up General Waddy's former camp on the Waitotara. Both the Waitotara and Patea can be entered by steamers of very light draught, and the two camps are supplied by sea from Whanganui, by the Colonial steamers "Gundagai" and "Sandfly." I am greatly indebted to the officers in charge of these two vessels, viz.: Mr. Caddell and Mr. Marks, for affording me the means of reconnoitering the coast, and for the zeal and good will with which they perform the important duties of supplying the troops, and keeping up the communications with Whanganui. (74)
The Gundagai continued in military and commissariat service on the West Coast during 1865-66 until wrecked while crossing the Patea bar on 25 June 1866. (75)
Another individual who can be documented as having served as part of New Zealand's maritime services, was George Gregory George Gregory, Jr. (born 1906, New York City, died May 11, 1994, Washington Heights, New York City, New York) was the first black basketball player to be selected as an All American college basketball player, in 1931. , who unsuccessfully attempted to obtain a late-issue New Zealand War Medal in 1901-02. Individuals such as this are often overlooked as contributing to New Zealand's manpower requirements Human resources needed to accomplish specified work loads of organizations. , as they are not so easily identified as say a military settler or an imperial soldier from Australia's garrison. Gregory was born in Herfordshire, England in 1836 and came to Australia aged fourteen. During his first five years in these colonies he followed a sea-faring life serving aboard a vessel trading between Australian and New Zealand. Temporarily relinquishing re·lin·quish
tr.v. re·lin·quished, re·lin·quish·ing, re·lin·quish·es
1. To retire from; give up or abandon.
2. To put aside or desist from (something practiced, professed, or intended).
3. the nautical nau·ti·cal
Of, relating to, or characteristic of ships, shipping, sailors, or navigation on a body of water.
[From Latin nauticus, from Greek nautikos, from life he went to Namoi, New South Wales and purchased land and settled at Wee Waa. He is said to have later journeyed through Queensland arriving back in Sydney during the outbreak of war in New Zealand from where he journeyed to Auckland (possibly in 1864). In New Zealand he served as a deckhand and fireman aboard the government steamer Sturt commanded by Captain Fairchild. During this service he became involved at sea and ashore at Patea and Wanganui on the West Coast, as well as in the aftermath of the Poverty Bay Massacre on the East Coast. Later he returned to New South Wales and took up land at Narrabri in 1870 where he raised a large family. He died in 1913. (76)
Naval coal and chandlery tenders, and shipping for troops, families & military casualties
As with supplying various army needs during the 1860s, the Australian colonies were also a place where commissariat requirements for the Royal Navy were also met. For example the Commissariat in Sydney in December 1864 advertised for tenders to "supply sundry sun·dry
Various; miscellaneous: a purse containing keys, wallet, and sundry items.
[Middle English sundri, from Old English syndrig, separate. articles of Ship Chandler's Store" for HMS Miranda Numerous ships of the British Royal Navy have been named HMS Miranda.
See also: Steam . Despite unfavourable results of experiments carried out by Commodore Seymour in 1862 on Australian coal on board HMS Pelorus HMS Pelorus is the designation which has been given to numerous ships of the Royal Navy.
Australian ... coal is the cheapest for use on this station, and the opportunities for experiment on board the Pelorus, are not of a kind to give a fair trial. The utility of the colonial coal is sufficiently evidenced, not only by its uniform use in all colonial furnaces, both ashore and afloat, but by the preference given to it by the P. and O. Company ... It is already largely exported to California, to China, and to India, where it bears a high character in competition with coal brought from elsewhere. (80)
The supply of such diverse Royal Navy needs enabled vessels to operate efficiently on the Australia Station The Australia Station was the British and later Australian naval command responsible for the waters around the Australian continent and British and Australian colonial-possessions in the South Pacific. as well as to maintain a constant presence in New Zealand waters throughout the 1860s.
Another aspect of Australian involvement was as a place from which shipping for a variety of military purposes could be procured. Apart from the despatch of the various contingents of Imperial troops in 1860 and 1863, shipping was also required for miscellaneous military needs. Tenders were called and charters agreed to return wounded or invalided troops and their families from New Zealand to Australia and then on to England. Shipping was also required to return regiments to England as England A refers to England's developmental national teams in several sports. Players on these teams often "graduate" to slots on the appropriate senior national team. The phrase may refer to:
field of operations, theater of operations, theatre, theater, field during 1864-66. One early example occurred in April 1860 when the Tasmanian Steam Navigation Company was reported to be in negotiations with the Victorian government for the conveyance of troops and ammunitions from Melbourne to New Zealand aboard the City of Hobart The City of Hobart is a Local Government Area of Tasmania, Australia. It is one of three city councils covering the metropolitan area of the state capital, Hobart. Government
The City of Hobart is governed by the Hobart City Council , offered by the firm's directors at 3500 [pounds sterling]. The company was successful in obtaining the charter and on arrival in Melbourne from Tasmania this vessel embarked a strong detachment of the 40th Regiment bound for Taranaki. (81) In August 1863 the Commissariat in Melbourne was again to call for tenders to transport 173 officers and men, ten wives, fifteen children, three horses and all associated "regulated quantifies of baggage" of the 40th Regiment from Melbourne to Auckland. (82)
Australian ports This is a list of ports in Australia. It includes all gazetted ports, harbours, havens, roadsteads and marinas.
This list is complete with respect to the 1996 Gazetteer of Australia. and facilities were also utilised for military shipping coming to and from England or other destinations--either for repairs, re-supply and fuel materials, or even as a temporary place for troops to disembark dis·em·bark
v. dis·em·barked, dis·em·bark·ing, dis·em·barks
1. To go ashore from a ship.
2. To leave a vehicle or aircraft.
v.tr. before continuing on to New Zealand. Such events occurred with the arrival of the troopship Himalaya in Melbourne in November 1863. This vessel was transporting the 50th Regiment from Colombo en route for New Zealand, required re-coaling in Melbourne taking a couple of days before being able to continue. During their very brief stay in Melbourne the officers of this regiment were reported as receiving a considerable amount of hospitality, but the necessity to get under way as soon as possible prevented acceptance. (83) In late December 1863 the transport Australian from Rangoon also ported in Melbourne carrying the headquarters elements of the 68th Regiment. This vessel similarly required coaling before continuing on to Auckland, but these few days in port allowed a number of officers and men time to disembark and visit the city and the cricket ground. (84)
In December 1863, Adelaide witnessed the arrival of the troopship Armenian from Rangoon with the other elements (four companies) of the 68th Regiment. This vessel suffered damage in a severe gale necessitating repairs and a refit before proceeding. The South Australian Register reported the vessel's captain presented himself to the South Australian government from which instructions were issued "for the prompt supply of his wants, so that no time might be lost in getting his vessel to sea again". The 68th troops were allowed to disembark and to pitch their tents on Torrens Island while the repairs were under way. The only reservations of Major Kirby commanding this detachment to the public responses to their temporary presence was "that the colonists may kill his men with kindness". While in Adelaide these troops were shown an array of hospitality, which included a cricket match organised between the 68th and a team of eleven cricketers representing South Australia at the Thebarton Racecourse, including organised catering, entertainment and additional coach services for the day. The Armenian was finally able to get under way for Auckland on 4 January 1864. (85)
Shipping arrangements were also made in Australia for the conveyance of sick or wounded soldiers from New Zealand. On 9 September 1864 two Royal Navy officers, Captain David Spain and Lieutenant Jones, arrived in Sydney to arrange for the charter of a vessel for taking sick and wounded troops to England. (86) The Melbourne firm of Messrs. Bright Brothers became the contractors for this shipping task. (87) On 2 November the Hero arrived in Melbourne from Auckland with a contingent of several officers and 125 wounded or invalided troops. These men were then scheduled to proceed to England in the Black Ball line ship Royal Dane, which was chartered and fitted up for this purpose. (88)
In August 1864 it was reported the "Sydney siege train artillery adapted for attacking fortified places.
See also: Siege battery", the detachment of Royal Artillery that had been despatched to New Zealand in 1860 had been ordered to prepare to return to Sydney. "The number of men belonging to the battery is forty-two, with one officer. Two of them have been killed in action since the battery arrived in Auckland." HMS HMS
Her (or His) Majesty's Ship
HMS (Brit) abbr (= His (or Her) Majesty's Ship) → Namensteil von Schiffen der Kriegsmarine Esk brought these troops back to Sydney on 8 August. (89) Later in December the Sydney Commissariat issued a tender notice for the conveyance from Sydney to England "of about 5 officers, 67 non-commissioned officers A non-commissioned officer (sometimes noncommissioned officer), also known as an NCO or Noncom, is an enlisted member of an armed force who has been given authority by a commissioned officer. and gunners, 32 women, and 67 children, and baggage of the Royal Artillery", most of whom had returned from New Zealand service. (90) Tenders were also advertised in Australia calling for shipping to be able to provide transport for troops of the 68th and 43rd Regiments and their families from Auckland to England in December 1865. In January 1866 the Sydney Commissariat was reported as taking up the steamer Great Victoria to convey troops from Auckland, and in February the vessel Maori was chartered in Adelaide to convey some of these troops from New Zealand. (91) In March 1866 the Admiralty Admiralty, in British government, department in charge of the operations of the Royal Navy until 1964. Originally established under Henry VIII, it was reorganized under Charles II. Transport Office in Auckland issued an additional tender for the conveyance of the 40th Regiment, a Royal Artillery Battery, and about one hundred military invalids and wounded men Wounded Man in English, 傷追い人 (Kizuoibito) in Japanese, is a seinen manga written by Kazuo Koike and drawn in a Gekiga style by artist Ryoichi Ikegami. (including families) to England. (92) Australian shipping or contractor firms were in an admirable position throughout the 1860s to fulfil the imperial shipping requirements for the commissariat, logistical and troop transports associated with the New Zealand campaigns, and in turn was a stimulus to Australia's shipping industry.
The New Zealand Commissariat Service
The sheer volume of military stores flooding into New Zealand during 1863-64 necessitated a vast commissariat network to deal effectively with the requirements of the expanding imperial and colonial war machine. Depicting some of this complex infrastructure, the Mercury on 26 March 1864 reported on the "Magnitude of the Auckland Military Stores":
We believe that there are few persons here who are aware of the magnitude of the Military Store Department in Auckland; more especially since the present war has been going on. The large reinforcements of troops that have been received have of course necessitated a commensurate supply of munitions of war, and the Military Store becoming inconveniently crowded, it was found necessary to erect new buildings both for present, and future requirements. Britomart Barracks, or more properly Fort Britomart, is the grand depot for these supplies from which they are distributed over the country, as the exigencies of the war may demand. It may well be imagined that the duty of issuing these stores is a very onerous and important one; and as the strict military routine and discipline by which this is effected will perhaps interest our readers ... (93)
In assessing this logistical component of this commissariat organisation, it is important to remember the contribution of many of the men who enlisted for service as military settlers, both in New Zealand and Australia. Many of these were to provide a vital, yet generally unrecognised and unsung service to the overall war effort as volunteer personnel in the Imperial Commissariat.
Examples of Australian enlisted military settlers who saw service in the Imperial Commissariat are Jacob Cheshire and Henriques DeLeon. (94) Cheshire enlisted in the 2nd Waikato Regiment in Sydney on 11 September 1863 and was allocated regimental No. 757, and gave his trade as "Shoemaker". In New Zealand he also served in the 3rd Waikato Regiment and from this unit volunteered for service with the Imperial Commissariat Transport Corps. After military service, Jacob had a varied career in New Zealand and then later Queensland where he and his family finally moved to Inglewood in 1884 where he became Postmaster postmaster - The electronic mail contact and maintenance person at a site connected to the Internet or UUCPNET. Often, but not always, the same as the admin. The Internet standard for electronic mail (RFC 822) requires each machine to have a "postmaster" address; usually it is , and later dying in this community on 1 August 1898. (95) DeLeon (also as Henri/Henry DeLeon, & Henry Strode strode
Past tense of stride.
the past tense of stride
strode stride Henri) enrolled in the 2nd Waikato Regiment in Sydney on 21 August 1863. (96) In New Zealand he served with the 2nd Waikato Regiment until January 1864 when he transferred into the 3rd Waikato Regiment, before again transferring into the 1st Waikato Regiment in February 1865. Whilst serving in the 1st Waikato Regiment DeLeon volunteered for service with the Imperial Commissariat, attaining the rank of Sergeant and serving as an "Issuer". After his military service he embarked on a career in education (specialising in languages) firstly in Otago, briefly in Melbourne, and later in Hobart. DeLeon achieved the position of Professor of Languages, and died in South Brisbane, Queensland South Brisbane is an inner city suburb of Brisbane, Australia located on the southern bank of the Brisbane River, directly connected to the central business district by the Victoria Bridge and the Goodwill Bridge. on 8 August 1925. (97)
In order to try and see early action or to escape the mundane routine of redoubt re·doubt
1. A small, often temporary defensive fortification.
2. A reinforcing earthwork or breastwork within a permanent rampart.
3. A protected place of refuge or defense. life and the garrison duty most military settlers found they faced upon arrival in New Zealand, some Australian recruited military settlers applied to join the Colonial Defence Force (CDF (1) (Central Distribution Frame) A connecting unit (typically a hub) that acts as a central distribution point to all the nodes in a zone or domain. See MDF. ) Cavalry cavalry, a military force consisting of mounted troops trained to fight from horseback. Horseback riding probably evolved independently in the Eurasian steppes and the mountains above the Mesopotamian plain. By 1400 B.C. . (98) Similarly, small numbers transferred to the Forest Rangers, while the largest number volunteered for service with the Imperial Commissariat Transport Corps (CTC CTC - Cornell Theory Center ). (99) Volunteering for service in the CTC was a common option for men of the four Waikato regiments. This was especially the case with the 3rd Waikato Regiment which had at least 616 officers, noncommissioned officers non·com·mis·sioned officer
n. Abbr. NCO
An enlisted member of the armed forces, such as a corporal, sergeant, or petty officer, appointed to a rank conferring leadership over other enlisted personnel. and men from its total compliment volunteering their services for duty with the Imperial Commissariat. From assessment of New Zealand government papers it seems that a total of 1942 colonials (excluding British Army or Royal Navy personnel) served in some role as part of the CTC, and of these approximately 1397 came from the four Waikato Regiments. (100) The logistical aspect of the wars was of crucial importance to military operations, for without the exertions of this corps, the combat troops and the various garrisons and redoubts could not have been effectively armed, clothed and fed under some of the most trying physical conditions. Men such as Cheshire and DeLeon served in a role usually not glamorous, often monotonous or arduous ar·du·ous
1. Demanding great effort or labor; difficult: "the arduous work of preparing a Dictionary of the English Language" Thomas Macaulay.
2. and not seeing combat, but nonetheless were extremely important to the overall success of the various North Island campaigns. (101)
Military Horse Trade, 1863-64
In relation to the CDF and the CTC especially, the Australian colonies were also the place where draught and cavalry horses were procured. This particular military horse trade may not have been as large and long-lived as that which took place with India, but nonetheless was a significant market. (102) The arrival of the New Zealand government party to Sydney in August 1863 also heralded the beginnings of the horse trade in this period. Among this party were several gentlemen who had come to purchase horses for the "military defence corps". (103)
The New Zealand government selected Edward Mayne to be their remount re·mount
tr.v. re·mount·ed, re·mount·ing, re·mounts
1. To mount again.
2. To supply with a fresh horse.
A fresh horse.
Noun 1. agent in Sydney. (104) He commenced this work in August by attending the "Burr burr (bur) bur.
Variant of bur.
1. a plant seed capsule carrying many hooked structures which catch in animal coats thus promoting dissemination of the plant. & Co's Horse Bazaar". The initial advertisement in the Sydney Morning Herald on 20 August sought "Troop Horses", noting Mayne's job to select for purchase horses suited for "cavalry work" with "Geldings preferred; must be quiet to ride, sound, not under fifteen hands high, or over seven years old". (105) Further advertisements over the ensuing en·sue
intr.v. en·sued, en·su·ing, en·sues
1. To follow as a consequence or result. See Synonyms at follow.
2. To take place subsequently. days continued to seek troop horses but at the same time also sought horses "adapted for cavalry purposes". (106) Another advertisement appeared at this time seeking one hundred horses for the New Zealand government. Requirements here were that they "must be well bred Of a good family; having a good pedigree.
Well brought up, as shown in having good manners; cultivated; refined; polite.
See also: Bred Bred , active and compact, sound, and quiet to ride, 15 hands to 15 hands 2 inches high, and from 5 to 7 years old." Persons with such horses were invited to apply daily to 260 Pitt Street, Sydney “Pitt Street” redirects here. For streets with this name in other places, see Pitt Street (disambiguation).
Pitt Street is Australia's second biggest street located in the central business district of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. . (107) One of the first horse exports occurred on 15 September when the Claud Hamilton departed Sydney for Auckland with eighty horses in its cargo. (108) Such horses were made available for the CDF Cavalry or the CTC. (109) To assist in the purchase of suitable horses for the requirements of the imperial government in New Zealand, Mr Anderson, a Royal Artillery veterinary surgeon, also arrived in Sydney from Auckland during October. (110) In early 1864 the Commissariat Department in Melbourne, Sydney and Hobart Town were notified of the requirements for "Sound Horses" for both draught and lighter types for riding or pack animals. (111) During February-March 1864 advertisements in the Sydney Morning Herald again sought horses, this time specifically for the CDF. (112) The trade and supply of various types of horses from Australia was obviously of enormous value to the scale of military operations being undertaken in New Zealand.
Meat and Cattle Trade, 1863-66
The Australian colonies were also a major source of beef and mutton mutton, flesh of mature sheep prepared as food (as opposed to the flesh of young sheep, which is known as lamb). Mutton is deep red with firm, white fat. In Middle Eastern countries it is a staple meat, but in the West, with the exception of Great Britain, Australia, , as well as live cattle and sheep for New Zealand's military and public requirements, particularly evident in the period 1863-66. The availability of Australian beef ensured adequate supplies to feed the needs of large numbers of imperial and colonial troops serving in the field. In early July 1863 the South Australian Register directed attention to
[t]he scarcity and the consequent high price of butchers' meat in New Zealand, has led, ... to a relaxation in the rules affecting the importation of sheep and cattle, so far as concerns Great Britain and Ireland and the colonies of South Australia and Tasmania. Our Auckland contemporary is indignant at the relaxation not having been extended to New South Wales, Queensland, and Victoria, 'from which alone," he says, "supplies are likely to come." (113)
In Tasmania the Mercury drew attention to this cattle trade as being "of no small importance" to the colony. This particular trade commenced in 1862 with the discovery of the Otago goldfields n. 1. A small slender woolly annual (Lasthenia chrysostoma) with very narrow opposite leaves and branches bearing solitary golden-yellow flower heads; it grows from Southwestern Oregon to Baja California and Arizona; - it is often cultivated. when various quantities of horses and sheep were sent from Hobart, and horses, sheep, homed cattle and pigs left Launceston. The Mercury stated that "[s]ince then, this trade has increased, and it promises to be a flourishing one. Steam, direct to New Zealand, is about to be laid on, and this will, in all probability assist it, indirectly, if not directly." (114) By September 1863 the Sydney Morning Herald reported that a mob of cattle from Warrah Station passed through Singleton sin·gle·ton
An offspring born alone.
singleton Medtalk One baby. Cf Triplet, Twin. for shipment at Newcastle. This station also supplied a "mob of 3000 fat sheep", and it was noted that "[s]uch arrangements have been made that continuous drafts of stock can be sent from this well-known station". (115) By December 1863 the shipping of cattle was improved by technological innovation where instead of the usual horse-power being used to hoist hoist: see winch. individual cattle over a vessel's side, the steamer Xanthe commenced using its steam-derrick for the same purpose. (116)
In December 1863 the Mercury also directed attention to the difficulties faced in competing in the shipment of cattle to New Zealand. The lack of the proper wharf WHARF. A space of ground artificially prepared for the reception of merchandise from a ship or vessel, so as to promote the convenient loading and discharge of such vessel. facilities with appropriate accommodation for stock, depth of water for vessels and associated loading infrastructure "militates against operations of that nature here". It was revealed how Gippsland pastoralists were assisted by the Victorian government by coming "to the aid of the ... stockholders by erecting yards and other appliances at the port whence whence
1. From where; from what place: Whence came this traveler?
2. From what origin or source: Whence comes this splendid feast?
conj. cattle are shipped, and at present a large number are taken from that port of the colony". (117) This governmental support was crucial to certain Gippsland pastoralists being able to secure the imperial meat contracts for New Zealand forces during 1864.
In August 1864 the New Zealand Commissary-General intended to start accepting fresh meat tenders from any of the Australian colonies and not limiting them to New Zealand as had occurred previously. (118) In October it was reported that Mr J. Johnson of Gippsland was successful in obtaining the contract to supply "fresh meat to the whole of Her Majesty's forces in the province of Auckland". The Sydney Morning Herald referring to news contained in the Southern Cross, observed:
We need hardly say that Mr. Johnson has been largely engaged in the importation of cattle to this province, and that some of the finest stock brought here have been imported by him. He has a large cattle station in Gipps Land, Victoria, and owns the Kate Waters, Eclipse, and Lombard, which are all vessels exceedingly well adapted for carrying stock. The Kate Waters has made several successful attempts here, having lost very few cattle indeed.' (119)
During late 1864 the Auckland Commissary-General advertised further tenders for fresh meat for the imperial forces in Auckland, this time for April 1865-March 1866. Johnson is believed to have secured this also. (120)
Press sources suggest that a considerable trade in cattle and other livestock to New Zealand also occurred during 1864 out of the New South Wales port of Newcastle. (121) This included working bullocks, a resource greatly in demand by the CTC in the Waikato and Taranaki. In March 1864 the vessel Dudbrook left Newcastle for Auckland with a freight of cattle consisting mainly of 175 working bullocks. These had been selected by a Mr John Chadwick John Chadwick (21 May 1920 – 24 November 1998) was an English linguist and classical scholar most famous for his role in deciphering Linear B, along with Michael Ventris. of Auckland as "well suited for the market for which they were destined des·tine
tr.v. des·tined, des·tin·ing, des·tines
1. To determine beforehand; preordain: a foolish scheme destined to fail; a film destined to become a classic.
2. ". This shipment included all "the necessary gear to equip perfect teams". (122) By late 1865 it became evident that the difficulties in getting cattle brought down country in reasonable time and in sufficient numbers to meet requirements, necessitated those involved seeking alternative sources for their cattle. This saw a proportion of the trade move to more northern ports in Queensland, and even effected Johnson in his ability to fulfil his meat contract. Information originally taken from the Newcastle Telegraph, was to state:
we learn that several other vessels which have been engaged for some time past as regular traders between here [Newcastle] and New Zealand are about to leave us for Rockhampton. Among others we hear that the Kate Waters, the Lombard, and Eclipse, all of which are under charter to Messrs. Johnson and Co., who have a contract with the New Zealand Government, are to be taken off this line, and henceforth to proceed to Rockhampton to take in cargo. (123)
The evidence detailed throughout this article has been compiled so as to clearly show that Australia was of especial es·pe·cial
1. Of special importance or significance; exceptional: an occasion of especial joy.
2. significance during 1863-66 in supplying both vast and various commissariat and logistic lo·gis·tic also lo·gis·ti·cal
1. Of or relating to symbolic logic.
2. Of or relating to logistics.
[Medieval Latin logisticus, of calculation needs contributing to the scale of the New Zealand war effort. This period truly marks the high-water mark in Australian military involvement across the Tasman. As in previous years (ie. 1845-47 & 1860-61), Australian commissariat stores and arsenals contributed quantities of rifles and carbines, ammunitions, accoutrements, artillery and associated ordnance material. This was now extended with a considerable military horse trade; manufactured river gunboats A river gunboat is a type of gunboat adapted for river operations. River gunboats required shallow draft for river navigation. They would be armed with relatively small caliber cannons, or a mix of cannons and machine guns. (as well as a place to purchase existing riverboats); naval coal and chandlery supplies and services; shipping for a variety of military or commissariat purposes; successful tenderers for meat and cattle contracts; as well as all manner of foodstuffs, military clothing and other equipment. It was Australia's geographical proximity which enabled New Zealand's imperial and colonial authorities to successfully harness not only the imperial and colonial manpower potential within these colonies, but also this complex array of war materials and foodstuffs, all of which together, confirms Australia's considerable role in the New Zealand wars.
Jeff Hopkins-Weise (1)
(1) Previous articles on this period by Jeff Hopkins-Weise include "New Zealand's Colonial Defence Force (Cavalry) and its Australian Context, 1863-66", Sabretache September 2002, pp. 23-39 and "New Zealand's Armed Constabulary and its Australian Context, 1867-72," Sabretache, December 2002, pp. 19-38.
(2) New Zealand: Parliamentary Debates Parliamentary Debate is an academic debate event. Most university level institutions in English speaking nations sponsor parliamentary debate teams, but the format is currently spreading to the high school level as well. : 1861 to 1863 (Wellington: G. Didsbury, Government Printer, 1886), pp. 733-734, 738, & 754; & also refer to, G.W. Rusden, History of New Zealand The history of New Zealand dates back at least seven hundred years to when it was discovered and settled by Polynesians, who developed a distinct Māori culture centred on kinship links and land. : Volume II (Melbourne: Melville, Mullen & Slade, 1895), p.245.
(3) For an example of this, refer to "Commercial" news, Launceston Examiner, 1 September 1863, p.4.
(4) Launceston Examiner, 19 December 1863, p.4.
(5) Launceston Examiner, 19 March 1864, p.4.
(6) "A.-No.6: Further Papers Relating to relating to relate prep → concernant
relating to relate prep → bezüglich +gen, mit Bezug auf +acc the Military Defence of New Zealand: Memorandum on Measures of Defence in Northern Island", Journal of the House of Representatives of New Zealand: 1863 (Auckland), p.1 of A.-No.6; & also refer to, F. Glen, For Glory and a Farm: The Story of Australia's Involvement in the New Zealand Wars of 1860-66 (Whakatane, NZ: Whakatane & District Historical Society, 1985), p.38.
(7) Examples of press accounts of the military build up derived from England found in, Sydney Morning Herald [hereafter In the future.
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SMH St Michael's Hospital
SMH Shaking My Head
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SMH Sanders Morris Harris Inc.
SMH Screening for Mental Health, Inc. ], 28 January 1864, p.8; & 4 March 1864, p.5.
(8) Mercury, 1 June; 2 June; & 4 June 1863.
(9) Mercury, 10 June; 15 June; & 16 June 1863; & South Australian Register [hereafter abbreviated as SAR (Segmentation And Reassembly) The protocol that converts data to cells for transmission over an ATM network. It is the lower part of the ATM Adaption Layer (AAL), which is responsible for the entire operation. See AAL.
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(10) CSD CSD Commission on Sustainable Development
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CSD Community School District 4/85/411. Colonial Secretary: Gore Browne Period. Correspondence File: 411. Archives Office of Tasmania [hereafter abbreviated as AOT AOT Agency of Transportation (Vermont, USA)
AOT Assisted Outpatient Treatment
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AOT All of Them (band)
AOT As Opposed To
AOT Among Other Things ]; & The Mercury, 5 & 6 August 1863.
(11) GO 19/1. (Despatches received from the Governors of Other Colonies & States: 17 Nov.1862-30 Dec.1899): Letter from Province of Otago New Zealand, Superintendents Office, Dunedin, 29 June 1863, to Col. Thomas Gore Browne Sir Thomas Robert Gore Browne, CB, (July 3, 1807- April 17, 1887) was a Governor of St Helena, Governor of New Zealand, Governor of Tasmania and Governor of Bermuda. Early life
Browne was born in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England. , C.B., Governor of Tasmania. AOT.
(13) Mercury, 2, 4, & 6 February 1864.
(14) Mercury, 21 March 1864.
(15) Launceston Examiner, 9 April 1864, p.5.
(16) Mercury, 26 April 1864.
(17) Mercury, 30 April 1864.
(18) NG/26: Copies of letters to officials & Private Persons 25 Jan.1855-25 March 1890: Despatch dated Sydney, 9 July 1863, pp.104-105; & also refer to Despatch dated Sydney, 30 June 1863, p.103. Archives Office of New South Wales [hereafter abbreviated as AONSW].
(19) SMH, 14 August 1863, p.6.
(20) NG/26: Despatch dated Sydney, 18 August 1863, p.110. AONSW.
(21) SMH, 17 August 1863, p.4.
(22) Among the cargo manifest of this vessel were "1 case revolvers, 56 cases arms, 30 cases accoutrements, 102 cases rifles, [and] 21 cases carbines" from the Colonial Storekeeper and "3 cases ammunition, 200 barrels powder, [and] 12 cases", from the Commissariat. SMH, 20 August 1863, pp. 4 & 5.
(23) SMH, 25 September 1863, p.4.
(24) SMH, 26 September 1863, p.6.
(25) NG/26: Despatch dated Sydney, 16 September 1863, p.114. AONSW. Young also confirmed arrangements for these guns with Commodore Wiseman prior to his departure for Auckland. Refer to, NG/26: Despatch dated Sydney, 21 September 1863, p.116. AONSW.
(26) SMH, 22 September, pp.4 & 5; 23 September, p.4; & 26 September 1863, p.9.
(27) The Waikato's cargo consisted of various munitions including "60 cases shot and shell, 600 cartridges for the 24-pounders, 1000 tubes, 10,000 Terry's rifle cartridges List of rifle cartridges', by category, and then by name. Because this is a very extensive list categories have been added to make searching easier. Within each category, cartridges are organized by name and split into groups with names based on inches and names based on metric , 12,000 caps, 18,000 revolver cartridges, and about 100 loose shot." SMH, 22 September 1863, p.4; Argus, 26 September 1863, p.7; & Courier, 22 & 23 September 1863.
(28) J.E. Alexander, Bush Fighting: Illustrated by Remarkable Actions and Incidents of: The Maori War in New Zealand (London: Sampson Low, Marston, Low and Searle, 1873), p.92; & SMH, 21 November 1863, p.13.
(29) Refer to: Argus, 24 July 1863, p.6; Mercury, 17 July; 28 July; & 21 September 1863; Launceston Examiner, 21 July 1863, p.4; & SMH, 28 August, p.5; & 11 September 1863, p.4.
(30) The Herald also provided details of the construction, dimensions & propulsion Propulsion
The process of causing a body to move by exerting a force against it. Propulsion is based on the reaction principle, stated qualitatively in Newton's third law, that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. of this gunboat. SMH, 15 September, p.4; & 21 September 1863, p.3; & also found in, Argus, 22 September 1863, p.6; & Mercury, 28 September 1863.
(31) Glen, op.cit., pp.27-28.
(32) SMH, 24 August, p.8; 25 August, p.8; 18 September, p.1; 19 September, p.1; & 21 September 1863, p.1.
(33) William George William George may be:
(34) SMH, 14 October 1863, p.4; & also refer to, H. Chaloner, "The Historic River Steamer 'Pioneer'", Journal of the Auckland Historical Society, Vol.2, No. 1, (Oct. 1963), p. 14.
(35) SMH, 16 November 1863, p.4; & also found in, Mercury, 30 November 1863; & Launceston Examiner, 3 December 1863, p.4.
(36) SMH, 22 September, pp.4 & 5; 23 September, p.4; 26 September, p.9; & 14 October 1863, p.4; Argus, 26 September 1863, p.7; Mercury, 22 October 1863; & Chaloner, op.cit., p.14.
(37) For accounts of the use of the Pioneer at Meremere & other service thereafter, refer to: NZG, No.58, 7 November 1863, pp.486-487; J.E. Gorst, "Our New Zealand Conquests", Macmillan's Magazine, Vol.12, (May 1865-Oct.1865), p.169; & Alexander, op.cit., pp.91-92.
(38) SMH, 21 November 1863, p.13.
(39) John Featon, The Waikato War: 1863-4  (Reprint reprint An individually bound copy of an article in a journal or science communication . Christchurch, NZ: Capper cap·per
1. One that caps or makes caps.
2. Informal Something that surpasses or completes what has gone before; a finishing touch or finale.
3. Press, 1971), p.55; Chaloner, op.cit., p. 15; & R.D. Campbell, Captain Cadell and the Waikato Flotilla (Wellington, NZ: Maritime Publications, 1985), p.26.
(40) SMH, 6 October 1863, p.4; J. Cowan, The New Zealand Wars: A History of the Maori Campaigns and the Pioneering Period: Vol.I: (1845-1864) (Wellington, NZ: W.A.G. Skinner, Government Printer, 1922), p.303; Glen, op.cit., p.28; & G. Howard, Portrait of the Royal New Zealand Navy This article is about the Royal Navy of New Zealand. For other Royal Navies, see Royal Navy (disambiguation).
The Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) is the maritime arm of the New Zealand Defence Force. : A Fiftieth Anniversary Celebration (Wellington, NZ: Grantham House, 1991), p.7.
(41) SMH, 6 October 1863, p.5; & Mercury, 21 October 1863.
(42) N. Selfe, "Annual Address to the Engineering Section", Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society Proceedings of the Royal Society is a scientific journal published by the Royal Society of London.
Today, the Royal Society publishes two proceeding series:
(43) SMH, 15 December, p.4; & 16 December 1863, p.5; & 8 January 1864, p.5; & Argus, 2 January, p.6; & 13 January 1864, p.5.
(44) SMH, 22 January 1864, p.8.
(45) SMH, 18 January 1864, p.4; & Argus, 8 February 1864, p.4.
(46) SMH, 12 February, p.5; & 17 February 1864, p.4; Featon, op.cit., pp.75-76; J. O'C. Ross, The White Ensign See
See also: White in early New Zealand (Wellington, NZ: A.H. & A.W. Reed, 1967), p.89; & J. Belich, The New Zealand Wars: and the Victorian interpretation of racial conflict (Auckland, NZ: Penguin Books, 1988), p.161.
(47) SMH, 11 April 1864, p.5.
(48) Campbell, op.cit., p.26.
(49) SMH, 13 February, p.7; 15 February, p.4; & 10 March 1864, p.5; S.A. Bryant, "Birth of Hamilton in 1864: Pioneers reminiscences and life in early days: by Sarah Ann Bryant, written in 1939", Auckland-Waikato Historical Journal, No.30, (April 1977), pp.9-10; E.A. Butt, "Romantic History of the Waikato", Journal of the Auckland Historical Society, No.4, (April 1964), p.5; Ross, op.cit., p.89; & Campbell, op.cit., p.26.
(50) Argus, 22 August 1863, pp.4 & 5.
(51) Argus, 26 August 1863, p.5; also refer to pp.4 & 6.
(52) Glen, op.cit., p.16.
(53) Argus, 28 August 1863, p.4.
(54) Argus, 9 November 1863, p.4; 9 November 1863, p.4; & 7 December 1863, p.5.
(55) "B.-No.2a: Papers Respecting The One Million Loan", Journals of the House of Representatives of New Zealand: 1864 (Auckland).
(56) SAR, 30 November 1863.
(57) SAR, 13 January 1864.
(58) Proceedings of the Parliament of South Australia The Parliament of South Australia is the legislature of the Australian state of South Australia. It consists of The Sovereign, the Legislative Council and the House of Assembly. It is based on the Westminster system of parliamentary government. : 1866-7: Volume 1 (Adelaide: W.C. Cox, Government Printer, 1867), pp.2, 3, & 5; & Proceedings of the Parliament of South Australia: 1866-7: Volume II (Adelaide: W.C. Cox, Government Printer, 1867), "No. 34. Receipt and Disposition of Small Arms".
(59) P. Mennell, The Dictionary of Australasian Biography: Comprising notices of eminent colonists: ... [1855-1892] (London: Hutchinson & Co, 1892), pp.75-76. For other information on Cadell, refer to: Argus, 31 October 1862, p.7; 30 August 1879, p.9; & 15 March 1880, p.7; J.W. Bull, Early experiences of life in South Australia, and an extended colonial history (Adelaide: E.S. Wigg & Son, 1884), p.318; & I. Mudie, Riverboats (Adelaide: Rigby Limited, 1961), pp.36-45, 46-54, 55-61, & 66.
(60) SAR, 26 June; & 12 August 1863; Campbell, op.cit., pp.9 & 25; & Mudie, op.cit., pp.54 & 56.
(61) As a result Cadell decided to go to New Zealand & departed Melbourne on 27 February. Argus, 15 January 1864, p.4; & Campbell, op.cit., p.10.
(62) SAR, 16 March 1864.
(63) Campbell, op.cit., pp.10 & 16.
(64) Alexander, op.cit., pp.56-57; Cowan, op.cit., pp. 300-303; Ross, op.cit., pp.85-90; C.W. Vennell, "Early Waikato River Trade", Auckland-Waikato Historical Journal, No.39, (Sept. 1981), p. 11; D. Johnson, New Zealand's maritime heritage (Auckland, NZ: William Collins William Collins may refer to:
(65) "E.-No. 2: Papers Relative to Native Policy, including the following subjects:- ... Military Settlements", Journals of the House of Representatives of New Zealand: 1864 (Auckland), p.64 of E.-No. 2; & also refer to correspondence on pp. 64-66.
(66) Supplement to the Adelaide Observer, 28 April 1866, p.4; & also refer to, Campbell, op.cit., p. 17.
(67) The New Zealand War Medal was later approved for issue to Cadell for his services during the campaigns of 1864-66. "G.-No.1: Papers Relative to the Issue of the New Zealand War Medal: No.2: Roll A", Appendix to the Journal of House of Representatives of New Zealand: Vol.II: 1871 (Wellington: George Didsbury, Government Printer), p.4 of G.-No.1: & also in, NZG, No.31, 31 May 1871, p.242.
(68) SAR, 12 June; 16 June; 17 June; & 30 July 1863.
(69) SMH, 29 March 1864, p.5; & also refer to 30 March 1864, p.5.
(70) SAP, 6 April 1864; & also refer to, Mercury, 5 April 1864.
(71) Campbell, op.cit., pp.11, 14-16, 26, & 27.
(72) SAR, 23 February; 15 March; 16 March; 17 March; 5 May; 18 May; 19 May; & 16 June 1864; Mercury, 2 April 1864; & Launceston Examiner, 26 May 1864, p.4.
(73) SMH, 12 January 1865, p.5; & Argus, 12 January 1865, p.5. For press coverage of this vessel's vital role on the Wanganui River & surrounding West Coast region in early 1865, refer to: SMH, 28 February, p.3; & 9 March 1865, p.8; & Sydney Mail, 11 March 1865, p.11.
(74) NZG, No.13, 25 April 1865, p.124.
(75) Campbell, op.cit., pp.10-11, 16, 25, & 26; & Mudie, op.cit., pp.48, 50, & 66.
(76) Because of the bias associated with colonial entitlements (as opposed to imperial issuance) & the stipulation An agreement between attorneys that concerns business before a court and is designed to simplify or shorten litigation and save costs.
During the course of a civil lawsuit, criminal proceeding, or any other type of litigation, the opposing attorneys may come to an agreement to prove either conspicuous service or having come under fire, Gregory, like so many others failed to obtain a medal. Correspondence by him acknowledges real disappointment over this, especially in the knowledge of his participation during the years of renewed conflict for which he failed to obtain this small gesture of appreciation from the New Zealand government. Genealogical ge·ne·al·o·gy
n. pl. ge·ne·al·o·gies
1. A record or table of the descent of a person, family, or group from an ancestor or ancestors; a family tree.
2. Direct descent from an ancestor; lineage or pedigree. history on George Gregory, New Zealand war veteran (serving on government steamer Sturt 1866-68), & history of the Gregory family of Narrabri, New South Wales Narrabri is a town and seat of Narrabri Shire Council Local Government Area in north-central New South Wales, Australia. Narrabri is situated on the Namoi River and lies 521 kilometres northwest of Sydney. It sits on the junction of the Kamilaroi Highway and the Newell Highway. , courtesy of Stan Hannaford (Great Grandson Noun 1. great grandson - a son of your grandson or granddaughter
great grandchild - a child of your grandson or granddaughter of Nanango, Qld) to this researcher during 1997-99; & AD 1 01/4595 (War Medal application file): Gregory, George: National Archives National Archives, official depository for records of the U.S. federal government, established in 1934 by an act of Congress. Although displeasure concerning the method of keeping national records was voiced in Congress as early as 1810, the United States continued of New Zealand.
(77) SMH, 8 December 1864, p.8.
(78) SMH, 31 January, p.2; & 2 February 1865, p.6.
(79) SMH, 20 August 1863, p.5.
(80) SMH, 21 August 1863, p.4.
(81) Hobart Town Daily Mercury/Mercury, 11 April; 18 April; & 23 April 1860; & Launceston Examiner, 12 April, p.2; 14 April, p.2; & 5 May 1860, p.2.
(82) Argus, 28 August, p.8; & 29 August 1863, p.8.
(83) After disembarking the 50th the Himalaya returned to Sydney in early December where re-coaling & stores were taken on board before departing for further duties. Argus, 3 November, p.4; 6 November, p.5; 7 November, pp.4-5; & 9 November 1863, p.4; & SMH, 5 December 1863, p.6.
(84) Argus, 28 December, p.4; & 30 December 1863, p.4. Later in December 1864 the Roxburgh Castle Roxburgh Castle was a castle sited near modern Roxburgh, in the Borders region of Scotland.
The castle was founded by King David I. In 1174 it was surrendered to England after the capture of William I at Alnwick, and was often in English hands thereafter. arrived in Melbourne from London with troops & families of the 7th Battery, 2nd Brigade, Royal Artillery. These troops & their families disembarked & were temporarily quartered at the Prince's Bridge Barracks bar·rack 1
tr.v. bar·racked, bar·rack·ing, bar·racks
To house (soldiers, for example) in quarters.
1. A building or group of buildings used to house military personnel. before continuing on to New Zealand. Argus, 10 December, pp.2 & 3; & 12 December 1864, p.5.
(85) After disembarking these troops at Auckland this vessel returned to Sydney in February where it was re-coaled & a consignment of horses for the Indian market was loaded. SMH, 19 December 1863, p.6; & 19 February 1864, p.4; & SAR, 21 December; 22 December; 23 December; 24 December; & 26 December 1863; & 6 January 1864.
(86) Captain David Spain is referred to as the Resident Transport Officer, Admiralty Transport Office at Auckland in 1865, & presumably pre·sum·a·ble
That can be presumed or taken for granted; reasonable as a supposition: presumable causes of the disaster. occupied this post during 1864. SMH, 25 December 1865, p.8.
(87) SMH, 10 September 1864, pp.4 & 7; Launceston Examiner, 8 October 1864, p.5.
(88) Argus, 3 November, p.5 (& also refer to p.4); & 7 November 1864, p.4; & Launceston Examiner, 8 November 1864, p.3.
(89) SMH, 1 August, p.5; 8 August, p.3; & 9 August 1864, p.4. The Herald also republished a detailed account of the New Zealand war service of this "Sydney Detachment of the Royal Artillery" (republished from the New Zealand Herald), refer to, SMH, 11 August 1864, p.4.
(90) SMH, 19 December 1864, p.2.
(91) Captain David Spain, Resident Transport Officer, issued these tenders at the Admiralty Transport Office in Auckland. SMH, 25 December 1865, p.8; & Argus, 8 January, p.5; 17 January, p.5; & 9 February 1866, p.5.
(92) SMH, 12 March, p.6; & 16 March 1866, p.8.
(93) Mercury, 26 March 1864.
(94) For more detailed information on Jacob Cheshire & Henriques DeLeon, refer to, J.E. Hopkins [now Hopkins-Weise], Further Selected New Zealand War Medal Rolls of applications granted up to 1900: Volume 2 (Brisbane, Qld: J.E. Hopkins, 1998), pp.5-11.
(95) L.L. Barton, Australians in the Waikato War: 1863-1864 (North Sydney North Sydney, town (1991 pop. 7,260), NE Cape Breton Island, N.S., Canada, on the north shore of Sydney Harbour. It was the coal-shipping port for the nearby Sydney Mines and a winter base for the Cape Breton fisheries. There is ferry service to Newfoundland. , NSW NSW New South Wales
Noun 1. NSW - the agency that provides units to conduct unconventional and counter-guerilla warfare
Naval Special Warfare : Library of Australian History, 1979), p.71; & Interview & information gathered by this researcher from Dorothea Cheshire, grand-daughter of the New Zealand war veteran & medal recipient, Jacob Cheshire, 3rd Waikato Regiment, Victoria Barracks There are several Victoria Barracks in the world.
(96) Robin Barker, 'The Henri Letter: Part One'. (29 November 1993); & 'The Henri Letters: Part Two'. (17 August 1995). This genealogical history on Henry Strode Henri & the history of the Henri Family, courtesy of Ben Henri, of Ascot Ascot (ăs`kət), town, Windsor and Maidenhead, S central England. The famous horse races instituted by Queen Anne in 1711 are held annually in June on Ascot Heath. Ascot remains an important social and fashion event, attended by the royal family. , Brisbane, Queensland, to this researcher in October 1995. References to "Henrique De Leon" & "Sgt. Henry De Leon" also found in, Barton, op.cit., pp.68 & 92.
(97) Barker, op.cit.; & "G.-No.1: Papers Relative To The Issue Of The New Zealand War Medal: Enclosure 4 in No.3: List No.9", Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives of New Zealand: Vol.II: 1871, pp.18-19 of G.-No.1; & also in, NZG, No.31, 31 May 1871, pp.254-255.
(98) For an assessment of the Australian context to the CDF, refer to, J.E. Hopkins-Weise, "A History of the Colonial Defence Force (Cavalry): and the Australian Context", The Volunteers: The Journal of the New Zealand Military Historical Society, Vol.26, No. 1, (July 2000), pp.5-25. (99) Glen, op.cit., p.39; & Barton, op.cit., p.25.
(100) "G.-No.1: Papers Relative To The Issue Of The New Zealand War Medal: Enclosure 4 in No.3: List of Officers and Men of the Local Forces, and Civilians, in New Zealand, who were employed in the Imperial Transport Corps, and paid from Imperial funds, entitled en·ti·tle
tr.v. en·ti·tled, en·ti·tling, en·ti·tles
1. To give a name or title to.
2. To furnish with a right or claim to something: to the New Zealand Medal", Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives of New Zealand: Vol.II: 1871, pp.11-20 of G.-No.1; & also in, NZG, No.31, 31 May 1871, pp.247-256.
(101) This force was sometimes referred to as the "Commissariat Transport Corps", the "Colonial Transport Corps", or simply as "C.T.C.", as well as earning the nickname of the "Mokes". N. Morris, ed., The Journal of William Morgan
William Morgan is the name of:
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(102) Yarwood in his expansive study of Australia's horse trade with India only makes a very brief reference to a horse trade with New Zealand, which he viewed as part of Australia's domestic market. Apart from inferring that thousands of horses were exported from Australia to New Zealand, A.T. Yarwood, Walers: Australian horses abroad (Carlton, Victoria Carlton is an inner city suburb to the north-east of the city of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It was founded in 1851, at the beginning of the Victorian Gold Rush. : Melbourne University Press, 1989), pp.16 & 207 (Chapter 2, Note No.3).
(103) SMH, 21 August 1863, p.9; also refer to, 15 August 1863, p.6.
(104) SMH, 15 August 1863, p.6.
(105) SMH, 20 August 1863, p.1.
(106) SMH, 24 August 1863, p.1. Here Mayne directed attention he would inspect such horses when attending the Martyn's Horse Bazaar at 246 Pitt Street, Sydney, on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays until further notice. SMH, 24 August 1863, p. 1; & also see continuation of advertisements in Sydney: SMH, 25 August, p.1; 26 August, p.1; & 27 August 1863, p.1. References to "Cavalry Horses for New Zealand" also found in, SAR, 9 September 1863.
(107) SMH, 24 August, p.8; & 25 August 1863, p.8.
(108) SMH, 16 September 1863, p.5; & also refer to, 6 October 1863, p.4.
(109) Morris, op.cit., p.108.
(110) SMH, 6 October 1863, pp. 4 & 5; & also see, Glen, op.cit., p.24.
(111) Argus, 15 January 1864, p.7, & 30 January 1864, p.7; SMH, 1 February 1864, p.2; & Mercury, 22 February 1864.
(112) SMH, 13 February 1864, p.12. These advertisements for CDF horses continued in SMH, on 15 February, p.8; 18 February, p.2; 19 February, p.6; 22 February, p.2; 4 March, p.6; 7 March, p.6; & 14 March 1864, p.6.
(113) SAR, 2 July 1863.
(114) Mercury, 22 July 1863, p.7.
(115) SMH, 17 September 1863, p.4; & also refer to, Argus, 18 September 1863, p.5.
(116) SMH, 10 December 1863, p.4.
(117) Mercury, 10 December 1863.
(118) Launceston Examiner, 16 August 1864, p.2.
(119) SMH, 4 October 1864, p.4.
(120) SMH, 3 November, p.6; 8 November, p.2; & 8 December 1864, p.8; & also refer to, William Fox, The War in New Zealand (London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1866), p. 13.
(121) SMH: 11 January, p.4; 18 January, p.4; 13 February, p.7; 18 February, p.5; 8 March, p.5; 6 July, p.3; & 10 October 1864, p.4.
(122) SMH, 9 March 1864, p.5; & also referred to in, The Mercury, 24 March 1864.
(123) SMH, 3 October 1865, p.4.