The colonial frontier tamed : New Zealand policing in transition, 1867-1886; Hil...


The colonial frontier tamed : New Zealand policing in transition, 1867-1886


Hill, Richard S.

Maker Role



New Zealand Department of Internal Affairs. Historical Publications Branch

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Examines the various forms which policing took in a period when both Maori and pakeha society moved from relative turbulence to relative quiescence: provincial forces, the Armed Constabularyin its fighting and demilitarised phases, and the the Police Branch and Reserve/Field Division of the New Zealand Constabulary Force.This book traces the socio-political evolution of policing, which was at this time being centralised. It also contains much more: battles and murders, strikes and scandals, riots and pathos. Contents: The armed constabulary, 1867-77 (Theories & practice ; Ideas of constabulary during the semi-state of war ; Establishment ; Constabulary soldiers ; Tortuous road to demilitarisation ; Native constables ; Commissioner Moule & the transition to peace) -- The provincial forces, 1868-77 (Reductions & ructions in the parent force ; Strife & strategy in Canterbury, 1872-7 ; Victorianised policing in Westland ; Changing images for the 'model' force, Otago 1868-77 ; Nelson, 'rebellion' & retrenchment 1868-77 ; The small provinces, financial & other troubles ; Policing Taranaki & Hawkes Bay, 1868-77 ; Policing & politics in Wellington Province, 1868-77 ; Retrenchment & rethinking, Auckland Province, 1868-70 ; Emergence of the Auckland District Armed Constabulary ; Struggle for control in Auckland, 1871-2 ; Broham's policing regime in Vogelite Auckland) -- The New Zealand Constabulary Force, 1877-86 (Long debate ; Transition, 1877 ; Restructuring continues ; Pay, conditions & investigations ; The Police Branch ; Last years of the soldier-police ; Training & duties ; Techniques & specialisations ; Trend towards bureaucratisation). Includes bibliographical references and index.

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New Zealand. Govt.Printer

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Series Title

The history of policing in New Zealand ; v. 2

Subject and Association Keywords

Police -- New Zealand -- History

Subject and Association Keywords

New Zealand Police -- History

Subject and Association Keywords

New Zealand -- History -- 19th century

Named Collection

Thomas & Bridget Gallagher Library

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363.2 HIL


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