Story: Bay of Plenty region

Te Papa (Tauranga), 1860s

Te Papa (Tauranga), 1860s

This early photograph was taken about the time of the battle of Gate Pā (1864), and shows houses at what would become the town centre of Tauranga. They are flanked by the Monmouth and Durham redoubts (forts), with the distinctive profile of Mt Maunganui (Mauao) rising behind.

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Bay of Plenty region - Overview', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/5531/te-papa-tauranga-1860s (accessed 8 December 2019)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 1 Aug 2016