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  • Patrick Maher (c.1830 - 1883)
    The jury came to the unanimous conclusion that deceased, Patrick Maher, came by his death by the capsizing of a whaleboat, and was accidently drowned. The unfortunate deceased had served his Queen an...
  • Lt-Col Cyprian Bridge (1807 - 1885)
    Appointed as major of the 58th Regiment, Cyprian Bridge arrived in New Zealand in 1845 from the United Kingdom, later leaving with the regiment in 1858. Along with comrade and military artist Lance Ser...
  • Charles Sommerville (b. - 1863)
    Sergeant C. Sommerville, of the 65th Regiment came to New Zealand in 1846 and fought in the New Zealand Wars (Māori Wars) at the Bay of Islands, at Pahautanui, and Horokiwi. He left the service ...
  • John Nimrod Soffe (1859 - 1927)
    Served in the New Zealand Wars.
  • Te Keepa Te Rangihiwinui (b. - 1898)
    Te Keepa Te Rangihiwinui (died 15 April 1898) was Māori military commander and noted ally of the government forces during the New Zealand Wars. First known as Te Rangihiwinui, he was later known...

The New Zealand Wars, sometimes called the Land Wars and also once called the Māori Wars, were a series of armed conflicts that took place in New Zealand between 1845 and 1872. The wars were fought over a number of issues, the most prominent concerning Māori land being sold to the settler population.

The Māori King Movement (also known as the Kingitanga Movement) began resisting the purchase of their land by British settlers, in some cases resulting in violence. These disputes sowed the seeds of eventual war between Kingitanga Māori, with their supporters, and the British and New Zealand governments, with the support of allied Māori