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War in Taranaki 1860-63

  • War in Taranaki 1860-63

    In March 1860 war broke out between Europeans and Māori in Taranaki following a dispute over the sale of land at Waitara. It was the beginning of a series of conflicts that would dog Taranaki for the next 21 years, claiming the lives of hundreds of people and leaving deep scars that persist to the present day.

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  • Page 6 - A change in tacticsThe arrival in August 1860 of Major-General Thomas Pratt heralded the development of a new strategy to break the cordon that encircled New

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