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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 British forces suffered a catastrophic defeat at Pukehinahina – better known as the Gate pā – but later inflicted heavy losses on Māori forces at Te Ranga.

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  • Scene at Tauranga in July 1864, with Ngāi Te Rangi bringing in their arms and weapons captured from British soldiers at the battle of Gate Pā

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