History of the Forest Rangers During the New Zealand Wars, 2012, by Richard Stowers, The legendary Forest Rangers were an irregular corps that fought during the New Zealand Wars. Raised initially for scouting duties with the British Imperial forces prior to the invasion of the Waikato, the Forest Rangers soon proved themselves adept at bushfighting against North Island Maori resisting the dubious land-grabbing policies of the Colonial Government. Soft cover, 232 pages, softcover.