The Raid on Parihaka

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A pamphlet of 3 typeset pages, containing a poem, written 6 Nov 1881, privately printed and circulated, by Samuel Croumbie-Brown (d.1905), a journalist for the Lyttelton Times, who strongly objected to the "Parihaka outrage." Edwards & Green, Printer

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The Raid on Parihaka,(p.1) by Samuel Croumbie-Brown

Samuel Croumbie-Brown was a reporter for the Lyttelton Times during the invasion of Parihaka. He opposed the raid.

The Raid on Parihaka, (Page 1/3) by Samuel Croumbie-Brown, 6 Nov 1881

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The Raid on Parihaka, (p.2) by Samuel Croumbie-Brown

Samuel Croumbie-Brown was a reporter for the Lyttelton Times during the invasion of Parihaka. He opposed the raid.

The Raid on Parihaka, (Page 2/3) by Samuel Croumbie-Brown, 6 Nov 1881

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The Raid on Parihaka, (p.3) by Samuel Croumbie-Brown

Samuel Croumbie-Brown was a reporter for the Lyttelton Times during the invasion of Parihaka. He opposed the raid.

The Raid on Parihaka, (Page 3/3) by Samuel Croumbie-Brown, 6 Nov 1881

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A pamphlet of 3 typeset pages, containing a poem, with preface and post-script, written 6 Nov 1881, privately printed and circulated, by Samuel Croumbie-Brown (1845-1905), a journalist for the Lyttelton Times. He strongly objected to the "Parihaka outrage" that had been led by John Bryce, who was "notorious for his bitter hatred of the Native Race."

Stirringly, Croumbie-Brown terminates the poem:

"For I care not who may read it, I say it without fear, \ Be there a heart within the man who bade these Maories "Clear" - \ Had tomahawks been brightly flashed, and bullets rent the air, \ The first bullet that was fired should have found its billet there."

Printers: Edwards & Green (Wellington)