Story: Bay of Plenty region

Gate Pā

Gate Pā

These sketches relate to the battle of Gate Pā, on 29 April 1864, when British forces were defeated by Ngāi Te Rangi defenders. Across the top is a plan of the principal earthworks, dugouts and palisades made by the Māori defenders. At right is Penetaka Tuaia, regarded as the designer of the works. Below from left: the fortifications; their location (on a map with a south orientation); a sketch of a palisade; and a Māori flag flown on the day of the battle.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: B-077-027
Ink and wash drawing by Horatio Gordon Robley

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Bay of Plenty region - Māori and European: 1769 to 1869', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/5578/gate-pa (accessed 15 May 2021)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 1 Aug 2016