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Taurangaika pā

Taurangaika pā

After victories at Turuturumōkai, Te Ngutu-o-te-manu and Moturoa, Ngāti Ruanui rangatira Tītokowaru built a new at Taurangaika, near Nukumaru. This plan and inset shows the design of the pā, with its series of trenches and palisades. In the event, the strength of the pā was never tested, because as a result of a dispute Tītokowaru’s men refused to fight and Taurangaika was abandoned.

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Reference: James Cowan, The New Zealand wars: a history of the Maori campaigns and the pioneering period. Vol. 2. Wellington: Government Printer, 1922, p. 289

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Danny Keenan, 'New Zealand Wars - Tītokowaru’s War, 1868–1869', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 April 2024)

Story by Danny Keenan, published 20 Jun 2012, reviewed & revised 29 Nov 2022