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New Zealand Wars - Orakau (2 Apr 1864)

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Date: 31 Mar 1864 to 2 Apr 1864
Location: Orakau, Waikato, new Zelandmap
Surnames/tags: New_Zealand_Wars Colonial_Wars Orakau
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Categories: New Zealand Wars.



The Battle of Orakau was a three-day affair. It has been described as the greatest fight in the New Zealand Wars and one of the most glorious defences in the history of the world!

Heroism such as the Maoris displayed at Orakau should be held in lasting remembrance.


PapersPast (Orakau)

Daily Southern Cross
Ohinemuri Gazette
Lyttelton Times
Taranaki Herald
Waikato Times
Wellington Independent

Web Sites (Orakau)


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