This sign marks a place near Whanganui which Anglican missionary Richard Taylor called Golgotha – meaning place of great suffering – after the hill on which Jesus Christ was crucified. The Māori transliteration is Korokota. Over 400 local Māori were killed there in an 1829 battle with a force led by Te Rauparaha. Despite such incidents, the death rate between 1810 and 1840 from musket warfare was small compared with that from introduced diseases.
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Te Ara – The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Photograph by Jock Phillips
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