Story: Ngā Rauru Kītahi

Government forces marching through Taranaki, 1865–66

Government forces marching through Taranaki, 1865–66

In this painting by Major Gustavus von Tempsky, a column of combined British and colonial troops marches through Taranaki. Under the command of Major General Trevor Chute they proceeded north from Whanganui and east of Mt Taranaki to New Plymouth in late 1865 and early 1866, destroying Māori villages and cultivations as they went. Ngā Rauru suffered greatly during this campaign and afterwards, when their lands were confiscated.

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Watercolour by Gustavus Ferdinand von Tempsky

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Taituha Kīngi, 'Ngā Rauru Kītahi - European settlement', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/1394/government-forces-marching-through-taranaki-1865-66 (accessed 22 May 2019)

Story by Taituha Kīngi, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 3 Mar 2017