Thomas Baker Hickman


Date of birth / Date established
13 Jan 1848
Date of death / Date closed
Person/Corporate type
Hickman served in the Wellington Rangers during Tītokowaru's War and then joined the Armed Constabulary on 9 October 1868, serving and was posted to Pātea and Kai Iwi before going to the East Coast in 1869 in the campaigns surrounding Te Kooti Arikirangi. After being posted to Tauranga and Taupō he returned to Taranaki and was stationed at Pukearuhe, New Plymouth and Ōkato. He was present at the invasion of Parihaka on 5 November 1881 and was transferred to Opunake in 1885, and was appointed the Armed Constabulary's "race relations expert" and dealt with Te Whiti o Rongomai and Tohu Kākahi of Parihaka. See: Sherwood Young. 'Hickman, Thomas - Hickman, Thomas', from the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, updated 30-Oct-2012


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