Title: Victoria And Australia’s First War
Author: Smith, Neil and MacFarlane, Ian
Edition: 1st Edition
Publication Date: 2005
Cover: Soft Cover without Dust Jacket – 64 pages
Comments: A detailed study of the part played by the Colonial Australian mariners of HMCSS Victoria during the First Taranaki War against the New Zealand Maori in 1860-61. Carefully researched and heavily footnoted this work addresses the first active service campaign undertaken by an Australian defence force group and includes a detailed biographical roll of all officers and sailors on the vessel, many of whom served ashore with the Naval Brigade. Little known aspects of medal issues are also addresses.