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THEN AND NOW.

Colonel Carre, R.A., f rm rly Ifenlon- ' ant in Mercsj'a B wJory, find who skived throughout the Walkato campaign, has boec rnvis ting Aaotcland, vrhera he oees considerable change since bis provious ! vieit. Than, 1863 (says the "Herald") the M*rtl rebels en rue aa near ea St John's Redoubt, a few ml : oa past Oiahaha, on this sooth c-f Anokland, and !o Tnranga, a fow rnlk'S from Bow'ck, oa the e^ut, whfire the Trust children wnro mft^aacr.id. " The lino of iho ManQßaUwhlrl " wss a phrase !h?r3 froquou.'-'y !n the mouths of Ancklsndnrp, and of Waika*:o w 9 h -Id nothing more than was oovfti-rd by tl-e gana < i the redoubts and fchn r fl is of \ho troops. The moniter Plooeer then ploughed tha wafers of the W;lka v, ooc^sefonßlly gottlrg a rEmfnder from iho Maori earthworks. AH i-- ohxngad, and tho {?a!lan v . oolonel will roircely be able to find the traces of tho entrenohmtnts where h»a ohief, tha lamented Captain Motoer, wag mortally wounded, and met a soldier's death. Colonel Carre is related to Dr Temple, who waa surgeon of the battery, nnd who at the peril of his life oroesed the line of fire to the ditch of the | pah to attend to the dying captain, aud remained v/ith him. Hft Is still hale and hearty, Colonel Oarro having seen him only a few weeks ago. Tjfeutenrnt Plokard, who led one forlorn hope at Ranslrlrl, died some time ago In England, bat Lieutenant Rait stll survives, having now attalnod high rank In the service.

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THEN AND NOW., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2200, 15 August 1889

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THEN AND NOW. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2200, 15 August 1889

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