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Lieutenant-Colonel Booth's sash


This sash was worn by Lieutenant-Colonel Henry Booth of the 43rd (Monmouthshire) Light Infantry at the battle of Gate Pā, 28-29 April 1864.

During the battle Lieutenant-Colonel Booth was fatally wounded while leading an assault on the pā. As he lay dying in no-man's land, Booth was given water by a female warrior, Hēni Te Kiri-Karamū. This act was the result of the humane and chivalrous rules of warfare agreed upon by Rāwiri Puhirake and other Ngāi Te Rangi leaders prior to the battle.


National Army Museum Te Mata Toa 
Accession Number: 1978.2885 
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