7 Aug 2013

Te Wherowhero - Part 6: Ngati Toa's Defence

From the collecton The Wednesday Drama

Catching wind of Te Wherowhero's invasion plans, Te Rauparaha strengthens the earthworks of all his major pa. In summer of the year 1820 the Waikato-Maniapoto tribes invaded Kawhia Harbour in a concerted effort to drive the Ngati Toa out. Armies a thousand strong drive in from the north and south, while the main body of 2,000 men led by Te Wherowhero himself approached the harbour from inland, to strike in the heart of the lands of the Ngati Toa.

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