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The end of the battle of Ōrākau

The television series The New Zealand wars describes the decision of the defenders of Ōrākau to leave the after three days of the siege. Even the British soldiers were impressed by their courage.

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Danny Keenan, 'New Zealand wars - Waikato war: major battles', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/36922/the-end-of-the-battle-of-orakau (accessed 17 June 2019)

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