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War in Tauranga

  • War in Tauranga

    During the first half of 1864 the focus of the New Zealand Wars shifted from Waikato to Tauranga. In this phase of the conflict the British suffered a catastrophic defeat at Pukehinahina – better known as the Gate Pā – before inflicting heavy losses on a Māori force at Te Ranga.

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  • Page 3 - Gate PāGate Pā was a major disaster for the British military, who suffered twice the casualties of the Māori
  • In this portrayal of a famous incident during the battle for Gate Pā, Lieutenant-Colonel H.G. Booth is given water as he lies dying in a trench.

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