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Memorial to Māori at Katikara

Memorial to Māori at Katikara

A memorial to Māori killed during the battle at Katikara River was unveiled in 2002. The wording on the granite tablet reads: ‘Here lie over 20 warriors of Aotearoa: Taranaki, Ngati Ruanui, Whanganui me etehi atu. They died for their beliefs in the battle of Katikara 4th June 1863. Takoto mai ratou i te rangimarie me te rongopai o to tatou ariki.’

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Te Miringa Hōhaia, 'Taranaki tribe - European arrival', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/1874/memorial-to-maori-at-katikara (accessed 5 December 2021)

Story by Te Miringa Hōhaia, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2017