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More on the Fencibles (2)

In 1846 Governor Grey requested a military force from Britain, as he was concerned about the ‘unrest’ between Māori and the early settlers in New Zealand. The English Parliament sent a detachment of retired soldiers, ‘The Royal New Zealand Fencible Corps.’ ‘Fencible’ means ‘capable of defending.’ The idea was to establish settler townships that could […]