Story: Waikato tribes

Site of the battle of Ōrākau (1st of 2)

The last battle of the Waikato campaign took place from 31 March to 2 April 1864 at Ōrākau, near Kihikihi. This map shows the area surrounding the fortification built by the Māori defenders.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: MapColl-832.14hkm 1864 36888 Acc 4317.

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Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, 'Waikato tribes - War and its aftermath', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 January 2022)

Story by Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2017