Story: New Zealand wars

Duncan Cameron and troops

Duncan Cameron and troops

Soon after daybreak on 29 April 1864 Lieutenant General Duncan Cameron ordered an artillery bombardment on Pukehinahina (Gate Pā), which had been built by the Ngāi Te Rangi chief Rāwiri Tuaia Puhirake. It was the beginning of the assault on the . In this photograph taken at sunrise on that day, Cameron is fifth from right, leaning on the gun carriage.

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Danny Keenan, 'New Zealand wars - Gate Pā, Tauranga', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 May 2022)

Story by Danny Keenan, published 20 Jun 2012, reviewed & revised 8 Feb 2017