Story: Tauranga Moana

A view inside Gate Pā, 1864 (1st of 2)

A view inside Gate Pā, 1864

Lieutenant Horatio Gordon Robley’s drawing of the famous battle at Gate Pā shows the scene on the morning of 30 April 1864, after the British had unsuccessfully attacked the Māori defences. Their aim was to defeat supporters of the Māori King movement, but this was not achieved until the battle of Te Ranga seven weeks later.

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How to cite this page:

Te Awanuiārangi Black, 'Tauranga Moana - From Gate Pā to the present', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/806/a-view-inside-gate-pa-1864 (accessed 28 November 2021)

Story by Te Awanuiārangi Black, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2017