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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.

Main image: Rua Kēnana, 1908
Portrait of the Tūhoe prophet Rua Kēnana taken in 1908.