Taupō pā, Plimmerton

Te Rauparaha's Taupō pā as painted by George Angas in 1844. The pā was behind the beach between where the present-day Plimmerton fire station and the pavilion are located.

As Governor George Grey tightened the screws on Ngāti Toa, Te Rauparaha was captured here soon after dawn on 23 July 1846 by a naval party from HMS Calliope. Held prisoner for two years, on the Calliope and then in Auckland, he died not long after being returned to his people at Ōtaki.

A pou (carved post) commemorating Te Rauparaha’s capture stands outside 5 Motuhara Road, Plimmerton.


Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: PUBL-0014-48
Artist: Angas, George French, 1822-1886
Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Matauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image

How to cite this page: 'Taupō pā, Plimmerton', URL: http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/media/photo/taupo-pa-plimmerton, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 25-Jun-2014

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