Scrapbook, Had Thrilling Experiences in Poverty Bay Massacre: Mr James Wilson writes of his adventures during Hau-Hau raid

Wilson, James George
Production date
08 Dec 1928
Current rights
Public Domain

Object detail

Brief Description
A scrapbook containing a series of articles written for the Star newspaper by retired civil servant Mr James Wilson about his experiences as an eight year old child when Te Kooti and the Hau-haus raided his home near Gisborne, killing his father and fatally injuring his mother.

The second half of the small book contains a newspaper article titled: Communicated exclusively to J R Sheehan for The Sun by Mrs Ngoungou, née Caroline Perrett, who was stolen by the Maoris from Lepperton, Taranaki in 1874, and discovered by her niece at Whakatane in 1929.
Production date
08 Dec 1928
Production period
Production technique
Media/Materials description
Newspaper clippings glued to thick brown paper; rough edges; laced binding.
Height x Width: 230 x 150mm
Subject date
10 Nov 1868
Other number(s)
993.117 Wil, 4085, 40/114, 54445


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