Genealogy Projects tagged with New Zealand Wars on the Geni Family Tree

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  • Waikato Militia (1st Regiment), New Zealand

    Four regiments of Waikato Militia military settlers were raised to help keep order in the Waikato and Bay of Plenty after the 1860s wars. Many men were recruited in Australia. Their service entitled them to land grants but much of the land surveyed was unsuitable for farming and was deserted or bought up by speculators. See: 1st Regiment of Waikato Militia were given their sections of land at T...

  • Waikato Militia (2nd Regiment), New Zealand

    The site of the large Alexandra East redoubt (often called the East Pirongia redoubt) in the Waikato occupies a flat grassed area on a slight rise overlooking the Waipa River, part of a new subdivision at Pirongia. During the New Zealand Wars the 2nd Waikato Regiment established the short-lived redoubt, built for 300 men, in June 1864. In addition to the officers’ and soldiers’ huts and tents...