Tom Adamson (left), seen here with Wiremu Mutu, was a Pākehā–Māori who fought with Whanganui kūpapa (pro-government) Māori during the New Zealand Wars. Adamson was a scout and bushman who pursued Tītokowaru's fighters in Taranaki in 1869. The historian James Cowan described him as 'a big, powerful fellow who surpassed the Maoris themselves in bushcraft and endurance'. (James Cowan, The adventures of Kimble Bent. London: Whitcombe & Tombs, 1911, p. 282.)
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