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William George Malone, commander of the Wellington Battalion, was one of New Zealand's outstanding soldiers of the Gallipoli campaign.
This Te Ātiawa pā system was more than a match for British firepower and tactics during the First Taranaki War.
Pukerangiora Pā, high above the Waitara River, was besieged several times in the 19th century.
Trooopers' memorial for Taranaki residents who died in the South African (Boer) War
Newspaper report confirming Tītokowaru's attendance at a Wesleyan missions meeting at Onehunga in 1858.
A map of the battlefield of Moturoa (1868) drawn by James Cowan in 1921.
Report from the Wanganui Herald, 18 June 1867 of a meeting between Tītokowaru and local settlers at Waihī in south Taranaki.
Detail from map created by Howard Hill to show Colonel George Whitmore's campaigns in Taranaki in 1868-9
In late 1869 Tītokowaru had his third conversion to peace, after which his relationship with Te Whiti and Tohu Kākahi of Parihaka strengthened.
Taurangaika measured 140 m across at its widest point and was without doubt Tītokowaru’s ‘most formidable fortress’.
News of Te Kooti’s assault on Matawhero in Poverty Bay a few days after the defeat at Moturoa raised serious questions about the Armed Constabulary’s ability to protect settlers in outlying districts.
In the pre-dawn darkness on Sunday 12 July 1868, 60 of Tītokowaru’s warriors led by Haowhenua bypassed the large colonial force at Waihī Redoubt and struck at nearby Turuturumōkai, which was garrisoned by 22 men
In March 1868 Tītokowaru authorised a muru (punitive plunder) against Pākehā involved in the confiscation of land at Ketemarae (Normanby).
Tītokowaru proclaimed 1867 as ‘the year of the daughters … the year of the lamb’. His efforts for ‘reconciliation and peace’ were quite remarkable, given the events of the previous two years.
Tītokowaru’s commitment to missionary Christianity was showing signs of strain by the 1850s as a Māori nationalist movement emerged.
In the 1980s James Belich argued that Tītokowaru’s war had become a ‘dark secret’ of New Zealand history, ‘forgotten by the Pākehā as a child forgets a nightmare’. For Belich, Tītokowaru was ‘arguably the best general New Zealand has ever produced’.
Many battles have been fought near the north Taranaki town of Waitara, including major conflict between Waikato war parties and the local Te Ātiawa people. In 1860 a dispute over land ownership at Waitara led to the First Taranaki War between Māori and the government.
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Taranaki captain Peter Burke celebrates taking the Ranfurly Shield off Otago in 1957.
Marsland Hill New Zealand Wars memorial in New Plymouth.