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John Mackintosh Roberts



  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Mackintosh AWMM
  • Surname
    Roberts AWMM
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    Male AWMM
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Civilian life

About birth

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Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • Rangiaowhia (21 February 1864) AWMM
    • Orakau (31 March 1864) AWMM
    • 1868-1869 Titokowaru's War, 1868-1869 AWMM
    • Te Ngutu-o-te-manu AWMM
    • Battle of Moturoa (7 November 1868) AWMM
    • 1868-1872 Campaigns against Te Kooti, 1868-1872 AWMM
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    Militia AWMM
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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • New Zealand Cross (NZC) AWMM
      NZC awarded in 1876 at Cambridge, New Zealand "in recognition of the bravery and judgement shown by Roberts during the engagements at Te Ngutu-o-te-manu and Moturoa in 1868." (DNZB, p369) AWMM
    • New Zealand Medal AWMM

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    New Zealand Wars

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Biographical information

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  • Son of George Roberts, court keeper to the Supreme Court in India, and Mary Mackintosh.

    After his father's death, his mother, sister, and maternal aunt and uncle, Jessie and William Clare, and he left India for Inverness, Scotland. There Roberts attended the Royal Academy. A year later they emigrated to New Zealand, settling on land in the Hunua area, near Papakura.

    Roberts married his cousin, Jessie Mackinstosh Clare, on 12 March 1872, at Cambridge, New Zealand. They had two daughters and two sons. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    12 October 1928 AWMM
    Age 87 AWMM
    RotoruaBay of Plenty AWMM
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  • External links
  • References
    • Oliver, W.H. (Ed.) (1990). The Dictionary of New Zealand biography. 1769-1869 (Vol. 1). Wellington, N.Z.: Allen & Unwin/Department of Internal Affairs. AWMM
    • Gudgeon, T. (1887). The defenders of New Zealand : being a short biography of colonists who distinguished themselves in upholding Her Majesty's supremacy in these islands. Auckland, N.Z.: H. Brett. AWMM
      pp.160-162. AWMM
    • Cowan, J. (1922). The New Zealand wars : a history of the Maori campaigns and the pioneering period. Vol. 1 1845-1865. Wellington, N.Z.: Government Print. AWMM
    • Moorhead, M. (2005). The Queen's Heroes: Victoria and New Zealand Crosses. New Plymouth, N.Z.: Zenith. AWMM

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