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1864, Pai Mārire defeated at Sentry Hill, Taranaki
Outbreak of the 'Girls' War' at Kororāreka
The so-called ‘Girls‘ War’ was fought between northern and southern Ngāpuhi at Kororāreka (now Russell). Up to 100 Māori were killed or wounded in the fighting, after which the northern alliance took control of the important settlement.
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra debuts
Classical music lovers packed Wellington’s Town Hall for the debut performance of New Zealand’s first national orchestra.
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