A NEW HISTORY OF THE MAORI WAR was written by Kowhai Ngutu Kaka, and translated into English. His story appeared in the Wanganui Herald during 1883 & 1884. This is his story printed into a book. Adding a Maori perspective to the New Zealand Wars, also a description of how Maori life was before the Europeans.
Kowhai’s description of the battles during the New Zealand Wars differs in many aspects to that of the European records.
This is an important view of early New Zealand history as there are not many accounts written by Maori who were actually there.