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As the war in the Waikato came to an end and the focus of fighting moved to Tauranga, Agnes Greer also moved there with her husband. Colonel and Mrs Greer occupied the house known as 'High Trees', the most elaborate house in the small settlement. Agnes Greer gave birth to her fifth child in March 1865. The birth was premature; there were fears for Mrs Greer's life following the birth. Captain Charles Shuttleworth, an officer with the 68th Regiments, recorded in his diary on 24 March that Mrs Greer was 'very dangerously ill'. Four days later he was still noting that her health was 'very bad'. By 11 April he could report that she was 'getting better'. The regimental band played for the first time 'since Mrs G. illness' on 15 April. Sadly, the child died a few weeks later.
'Robley, Major-General Horatio Gordon', from An Encyclopedia of New Zealand, edited A.H. McLintock, originally published in 1966. Te Ara-the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, updated 23-Apr-09