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Leather bound diary that once belonged to George Maxwell, settler, farmer, and member of the militia during the Taranaki Wars. Diary is more like a ledger book with vertical lines in the inside pages. Metal clasps on the front and back covers.
A copy of his diary sixteen years after migrating to New Zealand and gives a day-to-day account of life. There are additional notes regarding family history, which were compiled by David Harrop, New Plymouth for the Valantine- Maxwell Reunion in Dunedin 1988.
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Map titled 'The "Sap" Huirangi Dist approaching maori position at Te Arei 1860-61', showing the site of 'The Sap'. The site was dug by soldiers under the command of General Pratt along the ridge towards Te Arei in 1861. Map includes the course of the Waitara River and some topographical features. Unknown scale.
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Map of a surveyor's plan of Waitara including the Waitara West and Huirangi Districts. The plan shows the field of operations during the Taranaki Wars from 1860-1861 and highlights redoubts, battle locations, pa sites, and other important landmarks. The map is adhered to black card.
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