Author(s): John Nicholson
The Colourful Life and Times of Judge F.E. Maning of the HokiangaFrederick Maning was the best-known Pakeha-Maori. Arriving in the Hokianga region in the 1830s, he married a high-ranking Nga Puhi woman and had four children.Maning recorded his experiences in the book Old New Zealand, a classic of colonial literature. He advised Maori against signing the Treaty of Waitangi, but he changed sides to fight with pro-government Maori tribes during the war in the north. Later, as a judge on the newly created Maori Land Court, his attitudes towards Maori began to change.Always controversial, Maning's adventurous and tragic life is explored here by John Nicholson, a relative of Maning's.
First published May 2006.
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Acknowledgements; Introduction; 'That little know but lovely land'; The Manings of Hobart Town; Hokianga; Among the Nga Puhi ; Maning muscles in Pakeha-Maori ; Less Pakeha, More Maori ; Hauraki and Moengaroa; Captain Hobson's Treaty; The Happiest Home and the Strangest War; Onoke; The War in the North; Troublesome Children and Bothersome Brothers; The Timber Trader and his Children; The Claret Jug; The Last Cruise of the Wanderer; Bothersome Brothers; Politics and Land; Gunpowder, Parliament and Books; Judge Maning; Tired, retired and re-retired; Auckland; Ghosts of the Past; Defiant till the End; Bibliography; Notes; Index