Tales of our forgotten heroes are still worth telling



"An almost forgotten early New Zealand battle and the exploits of one of its heroes is recalled by Arden Jennings. Little is said or written of wars last century. They seem to have faded away. But among the tales that deserve to be told is that of Ensign Edward McKenna, VC (1830-1908). He came to new |Zealand with the 65th Regiment in 1846 as a non-commissioned officer. He served through the Land Wars and was awarded the Victoria Cross for bravery at Tuakau and at the same time commissioned in the field. he retired in 1867 from the Army but in 1866 fought with Major Von Tempsky's Forest Rangers for a short while. he died at Palmerston North on June 8, 1908."

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Primary author: Jennings, Arden

Author biography: Pākehā

Publisher: The Dominion Sunday Times

Publication format: Newspaper article

Publication date: August 11 1991

Publication place: Wellington

Publication status: Okay to copy

Publication availability: Yes

Publication location: Treaty Resource Centre

Catalog reference: APW-1 – Archives Project Waitangi

Sector: Community, Education – tertiary

Informal group: Pākehā

Historical period: 20th