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Pukerangiora

Pukerangiora

Pukerangiora was sited on elevated, steep cliffs above the Waitara River in Taranaki. In 1822 Waikato iwi managed to take the pā from Te Āti Awa after a three-month siege. Many defenders leapt into the river from the cliffs to escape capture.

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Basil Keane, 'Musket wars - Waikato', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/38088/pukerangiora (accessed 17 September 2019)

Story by Basil Keane, published 20 Jun 2012