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TODAY IN HISTORY
1864, Pai Mārire defeated at Sentry Hill, Taranaki
The fall of Kororāreka
After hundreds of Ngāpuhi warriors led by Kawiti and Hōne Heke attacked Kororāreka (Russell), its inhabitants were evacuated by sea. For the fourth and last time, the flagstaff on Maiki Hill was cut down.
New Zealand Freethought Association founded
Forty delegates from six regional associations met in Dunedin to adopt a constitution and elect the first officeholders in the new organisation.
This Week in History
Prince of Wales arrives for New Zealand tour
New Zealand ship torpedoed in Tasman Sea
Moehanga becomes first Māori to visit England
First British rugby tourists take the field
Assault on Gate Pā
Pai Mārire defeated at Sentry Hill, Taranaki