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George Whitmore

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George Stoddart Whitmore


30 May 1829 – 16 Mar 1903


George Whitmore
From 1866 George Whitmore became substantively involved in the New Zealand wars, leading the colonial forces in no fewer than seven distinct campaigns against an incursive Hauhau force, Te Kooti and Titokowaru’s forces.

Events In History

6 May 1869

The main purpose of the operation was to punish Tūhoe for supporting Te Kooti Rikirangi, whose ‘rebel’ force they had sheltered after it was defeated at Ngātapa, inland from Poverty Bay, in January.

Major-General George Whitmore, 1860s.