Story: New Zealand Wars

Battle of Ngātapa

Following his attack on Matawhero, Te Kooti retreated to Ngātapa, a fortress protected by precipitous hillsides. Colonel George Whitmore tried twice to dislodge Te Kooti’s men, andwith the noose tightening Te Kooti escaped during the night. In the television series The New Zealand Wars, James Belich describes these events.

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Danny Keenan, 'New Zealand Wars - Pursuit of Te Kooti, 1868–1872', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 April 2024)

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