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1864, Pai Mārire defeated at Sentry Hill, Taranaki
End of the battle of Langverwacht Hill
Twenty-four New Zealanders were killed in this battle during the South African (Boer) War. A total of 230 New Zealanders died while serving in New Zealand's first overseas war.
launched on Lake Wakatipu
For more than 50 years after it was launched, SS
carried freight and people to and from remote lakeside settlements.
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Pai Mārire defeated at Sentry Hill, Taranaki