jacky guard


A frontier of chaos?

  • Page 6 – The Harriet affair

    Relations between Maori and Europeans in the early 19th century sometimes turned violent, but overall they were more stable than they are often portrayed as being.

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  • Page 6 - The Harriet affairThe rescue of Betty Guard and her two children from Ngāti Ruanui in the spring of 1834 involved the first use of British troops on New Zealand soil.
  • Main image: Betty Guard's comb

    This tortoiseshell hair comb belonged to Betty Guard, the wife of whaler Jacky Guard. She was allegedly wearing it when she was attacked by Taranaki Māori after the ship on which she and her husband were returning from Australia was blown ashore.

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