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Pukerangiora pā

Pukerangiora pā

Pukerangiora is a remarkable site. Overlooking the Waitara River, about 8 kilometres inland from Waitara, it was the scene of a three-month siege of Te Āti Awa by Waikato tribes in 1831. In early 1861, Te Āti Awa and their families retreated once more to the area and occupied an adjacent pā, Te Ārei. Major-General Thomas Pratt approached Te Ārei by building a long sap (covered trench), along which he intended to haul artillery to bombard the pā. However, before the sap was completed, a truce was negotiated and the war ended.

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Danny Keenan, 'New Zealand Wars - North Taranaki War, 1860–1861', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 July 2024)

Story by Danny Keenan, published 20 Jun 2012, reviewed & revised 29 Nov 2022