Booklet, Māoris on Maria Island: Punishment by Exile

Tattersall, John
Hawke's Bay Art Gallery and Museum Inc.
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In mid-1846 Governor Sir George Grey declared martial law over the southern part of the North Island. When a party of eight Wanganui Māori, retreating from a forlorn marauding expedition, were caught at Pari Pari on the coastal lands near Paekakariki and handed by friendly Māori to the military in August that year, the prisoners were brought to trial at a court-martial. One prisoner was convicted and died in hospital and one was hanged at Paremata, a sentence which caused shocked and surprised reactions. One was a youngster who was returned to his people. The other five were sentenced to transportation for life and shipped to Hobart Town. One died while there, the other four were pardoned and returned to New Zealand in 1848 and presumably disappeared back to their people.

On page 25 is an appendix titled: Proceedings of Court Martial Māori Prisoners captured at Pari Pari. Glued to the back cover is a Daily Telegraph newspaper cutting dated 5 December 1973 and titled: A New HB Museum Booklet.
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Printed on paper with black ink.
Height x Width: 210 x 134mm
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H.B. Art Gallery & Museum, Stamp, Stamp
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6697, Pams B4 Tat, 22604


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