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The end of the war in Wellington

In the television series The New Zealand wars, James Belich explains why Ngāti Toa chief Te Rangihaeata and his men abandoned their at Pāuatahanui and retreated into the hills. The final shots in the Wellington war were fired at Battle Hill, behind Pāuatahanui.

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Danny Keenan, 'New Zealand wars - Wellington and Whanganui wars, 1846–1848', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 March 2023)

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