Story: Taranaki tribe

Battle at Katikara River

Battle at Katikara River

In June 1863, during the war in Taranaki, a large government force attacked a Māori fortification on the Katikara River. Heavily outnumbered, the Māori were defeated. Those who did not escape were trapped and killed. They included people of the Taranaki tribe. This wood engraving depicts the 57th Regiment taking the Māori .

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: PUBL-0033-1863-212

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Te Miringa Hōhaia, 'Taranaki tribe - European arrival', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/1873/battle-at-katikara-river (accessed 13 June 2021)

Story by Te Miringa Hōhaia, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2017