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The Resource Camp fire yarns of the lost legion : reminiscences of the Maori and Zulu wars by a colonial officer, G. Hamilton-Browne (Maori Browne)

Camp fire yarns of the lost legion : reminiscences of the Maori and Zulu wars by a colonial officer, G. Hamilton-Browne (Maori Browne)

Label
Camp fire yarns of the lost legion : reminiscences of the Maori and Zulu wars by a colonial officer
Title
Camp fire yarns of the lost legion
Title remainder
reminiscences of the Maori and Zulu wars by a colonial officer
Statement of responsibility
G. Hamilton-Browne (Maori Browne)
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Anecdotes about Maori and about the wars that took place in New Zealand between 1866-1871 by Col. G. Hamilton-Browne ("Maori Browne"), a member of the Lost Legion
  • "Anecdotes of soldiers against the Maori tribes and in South Africa. The author of this book, sometimes known as 'Maori Browne', had a long career as a colonial soldier. He left posterity with three books based either on his career or the experiences of men he knew. They focus on warfare as experienced by men like himself - tough, resourceful individuals who enjoyed fighting and were expert marksmen, horsemen and seasoned campaigners. Irrespective of who they were and where they fought Browne affectionately refers to them as the 'Lost Legion' - those upon whose blood and toil the British Empire (in his opinion) was built but who received scant recognition, praise or reward for their sacrifices. Browne writes in the thoroughly entertaining and often amusing 'gung-ho' style of the Victorian Imperialist. He intends to 'spin a good yarn' and in that he succeeds magnificently, possibly 'with advantages.'"--Back cover
Member of
Cataloging source
Nz
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
approximately 1850-1916
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hamilton-Browne, George
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
unknown
Series statement
Eyewitness to war series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • New Zealand
  • Maori (New Zealand people)
  • New Zealand
  • Natal (South Africa)
  • Zulu War, 1879
  • Hauhau
  • Kōrero nehe
  • Pakanga
Target audience
general
Label
Camp fire yarns of the lost legion : reminiscences of the Maori and Zulu wars by a colonial officer, G. Hamilton-Browne (Maori Browne)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. The Māori as I knew him -- How Matene failed to convert ghe Lower Wanganui -- How a scout won the New Zealand Cross -- A Hau Hau martyr -- A brush with bushrangers -- The scout that failed -- Some miraculous escapes I have known -- A tough swim in bad company -- Held up by a bushranger -- On the scout in New Zealand -- The Colonel's fiery tot -- Lost in the New Zealand bush -- The trooper's regard for his trust and horse -- A gruesome flute -- The doctor and the sentry -- How Kiwi saved his clothes -- A South Sea bubble -- Part II. The début of the Lost Legion in Natal -- A queer card -- A conversion that failed -- Jack ashore in 1871 -- The conversion of Mike O'Leary -- Bushed -- The non-com.'s revenge, or, The curate and the snake
Control code
ocn813249791
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
211 pages
Isbn
9780857068613
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)813249791
Label
Camp fire yarns of the lost legion : reminiscences of the Maori and Zulu wars by a colonial officer, G. Hamilton-Browne (Maori Browne)
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. The Māori as I knew him -- How Matene failed to convert ghe Lower Wanganui -- How a scout won the New Zealand Cross -- A Hau Hau martyr -- A brush with bushrangers -- The scout that failed -- Some miraculous escapes I have known -- A tough swim in bad company -- Held up by a bushranger -- On the scout in New Zealand -- The Colonel's fiery tot -- Lost in the New Zealand bush -- The trooper's regard for his trust and horse -- A gruesome flute -- The doctor and the sentry -- How Kiwi saved his clothes -- A South Sea bubble -- Part II. The début of the Lost Legion in Natal -- A queer card -- A conversion that failed -- Jack ashore in 1871 -- The conversion of Mike O'Leary -- Bushed -- The non-com.'s revenge, or, The curate and the snake
Control code
ocn813249791
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
211 pages
Isbn
9780857068613
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)813249791

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