'Our Old Friends and Recent Foes': James Cowan, Rudall Hayward and Memories of Natural Affections in the New Zealand Wars

  • Annabel Cooper

Abstract

When the first Taranaki War ended in 1861, a young settler and engineer called George Robinson celebrated the apparent end of interracial hostilities by venturing out with his fellow volunteers to rediscover a peach orchard that war had made inaccessible.  Appetites satisfied, he and his friends were exploring further into the lately contested territory, when they met a 'lad' they knew from one of the resistant Maori settlements.  The boy invited them home where his people wer enow living: after some hesitation, they accompanied him.

Published
2013-07-03
How to Cite
COOPER, Annabel. 'Our Old Friends and Recent Foes': James Cowan, Rudall Hayward and Memories of Natural Affections in the New Zealand Wars. The Journal of New Zealand Studies, [S.l.], n. 14, july 2013. ISSN 2324-3740. Available at: <https://ojs.victoria.ac.nz/jnzs/article/view/1753>. Date accessed: 22 aug. 2019. doi: https://doi.org/10.26686/jnzs.v0i14.1753.