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Taurangaika pā

Taurangaika pā

After victories at Turuturumōkai, Te Ngutu-o-te-manu and Moturoa, 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, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/36935/taurangaika-pa (accessed 27 May 2019)

Story by Danny Keenan, published 20 Jun 2012, reviewed & revised 8 Feb 2017