The New Zealand Wars: A History of the Maori Campaigns and the Pioneering Period: Volume II: The Hauhau Wars, (1864–72)
Colonel Goring — (Died, 1923)
Colonel F. Y. Goring began his military career in 1863, when he joined the 1st Waikato Regiment of Militia at Auckland. He received a commission as ensign and served throughout the Waikato War. He afterwards served on the West Coast, and for seventeen years was an officer of the Armed Constabulary. He was in many severe actions in the fighting against Titokowaru and Te Kooti, and, after the war, was in charge of important frontier posts. His last command was the Auckland Defence District.