Story: Wellington region

Graves at Battle Hill

Graves at Battle Hill

These graves at Battle Hill, north of Pāuatahanui, include those of a soldier and sailor, two of the three government troops killed in the 1846 encounter with Te Rangihaeata. Buried nearby are the Abbott family, who settled there in 1860 and named the area after the battle.

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Chris Maclean, 'Wellington region - The struggle to survive: 1840–1865', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 September 2023)

Story by Chris Maclean, updated 1 Aug 2015