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Wiremu Te Rangitake

Personal details

Full Name:

Wiremu Kingi Te Rangitake, Wiremu Kingi

Lifetime:

? – 13 Jan 1882

Biography

Wiremu Te Rangitake
Te Ati Awa leader Wiremu Kīngi Te Rangitāke's refusal to give up his land at Waitara led to the outbreak of the Taranaki War. In later life joined the pacifist community at Parihaka.

Events In History

17 March 1860

The opening shots of the first Taranaki War were fired when British troops attacked a pā built by Te Āti Awa at Te Kohia, Waitara.

View of Wiremu Kingi te Rangitake's Pa, 9 March 1861

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