4 Sep 2013

Te Wherowhero - Part 10: An Epic Duel

From the collecton The Wednesday Drama

Tukorehu's expedition south is trapped in Pukerangiora pa. As word spreads that Waikato will invade to lift the siege of Tukorehu's forces, all the famous warriors of Taranaki are drawn to prepare for battle. An ambush is laid and Waikato flees in disarray. Te Wherowhero follows at the rear. When his people realise he is in the rearguard, they return to find him fighting the cream of Taranaki's warriors one by one in single combat until fully fifty men lay prone and no more venture forth.