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Plan of the Pekapeka Block, Waitara. (Inset, Te Kohia pa, called the 'L' pa from its shape.) This Day in History: Mar 28,1860: First Taranaki War: The Battle of Waireka begins. http://dingeengoete.blogspot.com/

Plan of the Pekapeka Block, Waitara. (Inset, Te Kohia pa, called the 'L' pa from its shape.) This Day in History: Mar 28,1860: First Taranaki War: The Battle of Waireka begins. http://dingeengoete.blogspot.com/

Location of the disputed Pekapeka block on the site of modern-day Waitara.  This Day in History: Mar 28,1860: First Taranaki War: The Battle of Waireka begins. http://dingeengoete.blogspot.com/

Location of the disputed Pekapeka block on the site of modern-day Waitara. This Day in History: Mar 28,1860: First Taranaki War: The Battle of Waireka begins. http://dingeengoete.blogspot.com/

Proclamations under martial law, New Plymouth - This Day in History: Mar 28,1860: First Taranaki War: The Battle of Waireka begins. http://dingeengoete.blogspot.com/

Proclamations under martial law, New Plymouth - This Day in History: Mar 28,1860: First Taranaki War: The Battle of Waireka begins. http://dingeengoete.blogspot.com/

The Seat of War, North Taranaki Showing redoubts and line of sap to Te Arei, on the Waitara. This Day in History: Mar 28,1860: First Taranaki War: The Battle of Waireka begins. http://dingeengoete.blogspot.com/

The Seat of War, North Taranaki Showing redoubts and line of sap to Te Arei, on the Waitara. This Day in History: Mar 28,1860: First Taranaki War: The Battle of Waireka begins. http://dingeengoete.blogspot.com/

The British Sap at Te Arei    (1) Cross-section of the sap, with traverse and gabions. (2) Head of the sap, close to Maori works, Te Arei, in March 1861.  (3) Remains of the sap near north face of Te Arei pa, as existing at the present time.  This Day in History: Mar 28,1860: First Taranaki War: The Battle of Waireka begins. http://dingeengoete.blogspot.com/

The British Sap at Te Arei (1) Cross-section of the sap, with traverse and gabions. (2) Head of the sap, close to Maori works, Te Arei, in March 1861. (3) Remains of the sap near north face of Te Arei pa, as existing at the present time. This Day in History: Mar 28,1860: First Taranaki War: The Battle of Waireka begins. http://dingeengoete.blogspot.com/

After the Waikato war, Māori-owned land in west Waikato was confiscated. Most of the Māori population withdrew behind the ‘aukati’ or boundary line of the Pūniu River, in what became known as the King Country (because the Māori King had taken refuge there). This map shows the boundaries of the land confiscated by proclamation of Governor George Grey in December 1864. That year soldier settlers moved into abandoned Māori villages, former military posts and new militia towns which were…

After the Waikato war, Māori-owned land in west Waikato was confiscated. Most of the Māori population withdrew behind the ‘aukati’ or boundary line of the Pūniu River, in what became known as the King Country (because the Māori King had taken refuge there). This map shows the boundaries of the land confiscated by proclamation of Governor George Grey in December 1864. That year soldier settlers moved into abandoned Māori villages, former military posts and new militia towns which were…

The battlefield of Katikara (1863). This Day in History: Mar 28,1860: First Taranaki War: The Battle of Waireka begins. http://dingeengoete.blogspot.com/

The battlefield of Katikara (1863). This Day in History: Mar 28,1860: First Taranaki War: The Battle of Waireka begins. http://dingeengoete.blogspot.com/

Plan of new plymouth 1860-61.This Day in History: Mar 28,1860: First Taranaki War: The Battle of Waireka begins. http://dingeengoete.blogspot.com/

Plan of new plymouth 1860-61.This Day in History: Mar 28,1860: First Taranaki War: The Battle of Waireka begins. http://dingeengoete.blogspot.com/

Map showing major North Taranaki engagements, drawn in 1863 by Sir JE Alexander. Alexander was an officer in the Artillery who later wrote extensive memoirs of his service in New Zealand. This Day in History: Mar 28,1860: First Taranaki War: The Battle of Waireka begins. http://dingeengoete.blogspot.com/

Map showing major North Taranaki engagements, drawn in 1863 by Sir JE Alexander. Alexander was an officer in the Artillery who later wrote extensive memoirs of his service in New Zealand. This Day in History: Mar 28,1860: First Taranaki War: The Battle of Waireka begins. http://dingeengoete.blogspot.com/

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