Scarce Victorian Maori wars New Zealand medal dated 1864 1866 neatly Erased
Scarce Victorian Maori wars New Zealand medal dated 1861-66, Extremely fine but please note name has been neatly erased, nice old original ribbon part faded, good even dark tone, a good gap filler for a group or collection. Scarce Victorian Maori wars New Zealand medal dated 1864 1866 neatly Erased. Scarce New Zealand MAORI WAR MEDAL dated 1861-66, (please note name neatly erased around edge) British Camp Maori Wars Scarce Victorian Maori wars New Zealand medal dated 1861-66, IMO Extremely fine condition but please note name has been neatly erased around edge, nice old original ribbon part faded, good even dark tone (they are usually official Impressed with name in capital letters) , a good gap filler for a group or collection, see pictures for condition. Anglo-Maori "Land wars" were fought over land, Sovereignty, Law and Religion due to pressure from British settlers colonising New Zealand during the 19thC. Maori believed strongly that the land belonged to the community and not one person whereas European settlers believed in single owner/family ownership of land resulting in the conflict, starting in the North 1843-47.
Later 1860-61 at North Taranaki and 1863-64 with the invasion of Waikato. Major wars were fought between Maori as the Hau Hau Maori spread, beyond Taranaki 1864-66. Maori Warrior 6 April 1864 British Army platoon attacked at Te Ahu Ahu, near Oakura, New Plymouth. Seven soldiers died, with twelve injured.
30th April 1864 Attack on Sentry Hill Redoubt, near Waitara, by Hau Hau Mori. Mori death toll very high with 50 killed and about 60 injured. 14 May 1864 War Party of Hau Hau Mori from mainly Taranaki attack Moutoa Island, then being defending by Whanganui Mori who win the day. 24-25 January 1865 British Army engages Mori at Nukumaru, near Patea.
21 July 1865 Commander of British Army, Lieut-General Cameron, decides not to attack fortress at Weraroa, instead marching past. 14 January -1 February 1866 skirmishing continues in Taranaki at Otapawa, Ketemarae, Mawhitiwhiti, Ahipaipa and Waikoko. 2 August 2 October 1866 Fighting at Pokaikai, Ketemarae, Hawera, Waihi and Pungarehu. After a short period of peace fighting broke out again mid 1868 and into 1872. The item "Scarce Victorian Maori wars New Zealand medal dated 1864 1866 neatly Erased" is in sale since Sunday, March 29, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectables\Militaria\19th Century (1800-1899)\Medals/ Ribbons". The seller is "theonlineauctionsale" and is located in Leamington Spa. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
- Country/ Organization: Great Britain
- Issued/ Not-Issued: Issued
- Type: Medals & Ribbons
- Conflict: New Zealand 1864-66
- Service: Army
- Era: 1816-1913