Great Britain. Army. 65th Regiment, Imperial Regiments

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During the Taranaki War, there were about 700 of the 65th Regiment, including the Headquarters, in Taranaki. Various companies of the regiment took part in nearly every battle and numerous skirmishes in Taranaki 1860-61 notably: Te Kohia (or L pa), 17 March, 1860, Kaihihi River, 9 October, 1860, Mahoetahi, 6 November, 1860 , Huirangi, 23 January, 1861 and Te Arei Pa, 2 February - 19 March, 1861. By 30 April, 1861, the entire Regiment was concentrated in the Albert Barracks, Auckland, except for 84 men in Taranaki.
On 4 May 1863, a detached company was involved in the assault of Katikara Pa, Taranaki. The Taranaki detachment finally rejoined the Regiment in Auckland in June, 1863.
The records comprise: Brigade and Garrison Order Book, March - October 1860; a Garrison Order Book, July 1865 - December 1866 and a Garrison Order Book, Camp Waitara, 1860 with letters between Captain James Barton and local Maori Chiefs, 1854-1860.

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Brigade and Garrison order book, Taranaki. March 1st to October 31st 1860.

  Part 2

Microfilm. Garrison Order book for Camp Waitara March 26th to May 28th 1860, plus letters between Captain James Barton of the 65th Regiment and local Maori chiefs (microfilm ex Cambridge University Library UK, D F Barton collection)

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Folder. Printed pages from the D. F. Barton collection microfilm, including letters to Maori.

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Brigade Order for 65th and Royal Navy to prepare to march with colonial troops to Omata 28th March 1860.

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Garrison Orders, from New Plymouth July 1865 - December 1866.

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Brigade Order for 65th and Royal Navy to prepare to march with colonial troops to Omata 28th March 1860 and a hand written copy of an illuminated address presented to Stapp. Origin of orginal unknown.

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