HL Deb 26 February 1869 vol 194 c332

said, it might be interesting to their Lordships to hear a telegram which had just been received at the Colonial Office from the Governor of New Zealand. It was dated the 18th of January, and was to the following effect. He might add that a telegram had been received from Melbourne stating that the war in New Zealand was considered to be at an end; but he could not, of course, say how far this latter opinion was to be relied on:— Nagatapa, the main stronghold of the rebels who perpetrated the Poverty Bay massacre, was captured by the Colonial Forces under Colonel Whitmore, on the 5th of January. Our loss did not exceed twenty-two in killed and wounded, while that of the rebels in killed, wounded, and prisoners, amounted to about 200. This success has produced a salutary effect.

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