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TODAY IN HISTORY
1864, Assault on Gate Pā
Hōne Heke cuts down the British flag - again
The first Māori to sign the Treaty of Waitangi, Ngāpuhi chief Hōne Heke Pōkai soon became disenchanted with the consequences of colonisation.
19 killed in Strongman Mine explosion at Rūnanga
Nineteen men were killed when an explosion ripped through the Strongman coal mine at Rūnanga. An inquiry found that safety regulations had not been followed and a shot hole for a charge had been incorrectly fired.
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