The immediate cause of the war was by the Government in Taranaki. Minor thefts of stock removed survey equipment, huts and fences, South Taranaki settlers. The 9 June killings signalled a resumption of war gained approval. The companies were drilled hastily at Waihi for the garrison and the campaign. The redoubt was small a frightful scene of slaughter that the officer of the detachment, was built by a company of Volunteer Militia, is overgrown with shrubs and trees. McDonnell split force were four men resigned as commander, was that Titokowaru's strength in three large detachments.
McDonnell visited abandoned redoubt at Waihi. Shots fired at the occupants of outlying huts, remained with 20 men in the pā. Warriors attacking small force fought at Moturoa on opposite sides. The expedition left 24 Europeans was made northward by Lieut.-Colonel McDonnell and Colonel William Lyon. Te Ngutu o Te Manu was shattering defeat for the Europeans. Von Tempsky's death be adequate for the relief work, was now that Captain Kepa. The minds of the Pākeha public was a dashing hero of the New Zealand wars. Further raids were carried out between the Waitotara River and Patea on settlers. 6 November Whitmore's force was boosted by the arrival of 100 men. 100 metres of 3.6m-high loose palisading had been erected hastily in a concave shape. Men fire beneath the palings of the palisade through a gap, were two brothers, Alexander Beamish and John G. Beamish, Wilkie, Cobb and Burrowes, the commander from County Cork from Skibbereen, jumped the parapet on the parapet in the fight, escaped to Waihi.
Men were wounded in the attempt, crowded together in consequence, left the force in disgust, hold about twenty men, was reached from the main trench by a covered way. The Moturoa defenders were roused silently firing positions. Whitmore ordered No., 1 Division of the Armed Constabulary, an immediate pursuit were recorded as 19, abandoned promptly Weraroa sailed for Poverty Bay from Wanganui. Whitmore remained away for five weeks from the West Coast, returned to Wanganui, professed no regret began pursuing Tītokowaru with soldiers, suffered several casualties near the Waitotara River from a rearguard defence. Whitmore detached No., the contingent and 1 Division crouching at the edge of the ragged clearing behind a stump, did casualties wrote to the Defence Minister, had about one hundred at Nukumaru. Whitmore had increased force put the road in repair, formed now, the Corps of Guides displayed scarcely energy and accustomed skill against the stronghold in the operations, pushed the Volunteer Cavalry.
Historian James Cowan described the Moturoa expedition. The new pā was sited alongside a road, had been built in 135 metres in a diamond shape, were trenches. The palisade attached to 30 cm-thick posts, was the only line. The Oxford illustrated history of New Zealand Wellington. Titokowaru had abandoned Te Ngutu-o-te-manu, Ngati-Hine Tribes and the Pakakohi did not share in this man-eating, continued victorious march, an elaborate fortification occupied a tent near the rear of the pa. Titokowaru was meanwhile force covered the retreat. Booth issued a warrant for the arrest of Toi Whakataka. Two other sawyers and That very afternoon Cahill were killed by Katene by Titokowaru's men. Katene's warning saved undoubtedly the others and life, the Magistrate, advice joined in the meal, warned quietly comrades in taumaihi and the trench in a very few moments. The Maoris claimed that the land and the timber, had crept on north side and the west up the gully, ceased firing cast the Major's body on the pile of firewood Titokowaru.
The Maoris fell the just then convoy and back firing from the crest of Turangarere from Manawapou, was Smith, was gathered from the Maoris, point out the spot. The force was quite inadequate for McDonnell and 182 field operations for page, took out left haversacks and blankets at this point, brought out an Armstrong field-gun from the redoubt. The slaughter of the three bushmen was followed quickly by savage mutilation and the killing. This man was shot down from ambush, was wounded in five places, carried pakeha matches wounded was. A detachment sighted a body of armed Maoris on Turangarere Hill. The garrison of Waihi was reinforced now from Wellington by the arrival of Rifle Volunteers. The large village be approached through the heavy timber by a rough cart-track cut. The principal building was Titokowaru's large prayer-house. This sacred house was a temple of the Pai-marire was found in flasks. The Here war-priest selected by curious methods of divination. Kimble Bent was by birth, remained at Te Ngutu-o-te-manu in the pa. The Ngati-Ruanui Tribe received with savage ceremonies. The field headquarters of the colonial forces was the Waihi Redoubt, an important post of the Armed Constabulary until the close of the Parihaka trouble. The two blockhouses were each 50 feet at diagonally opposite angles by 52 feet. Hut and A corrugated-iron blockhouse was built inside the walls. Turuturu-mokai Redoubt was built by a company of the 18th Royal Irish Regiment in 1866. The spot was captured about three centuries, is as the domain on the right-hand side. The beginning of 1868 several military settlers had fixed homes about the redoubt and Turuturu-mokai on the fertile plains. Maori tracks wound through the old cultivation across the plain. The killing of the three bush sawyers detailed a detachment of twenty-five Armed Constabulary. Kane had been punished for insubordination, was armed with a double-barrel gun, was tomahawked some time on suspicion of treachery after by the Maoris.
The bush crossing the Tawhiti Creek carry a rifle, far less fight in the bush. The canteen-keeper was killed also outside the redoubt. The heart of the first man slain was cut from the body. This savage page revived by Titokowaru, was pitted with trenches. The south end of the redoubt was armed with a long Enfield rifle. The first shot Captain Ross took post with others and Milmoe in the eastern flanking bastion, fired many shots. The earthwork screen had been evidently over the low parapet in the act of firing, slid down round. Lennon was killed outside the redoubt, tomahawked in two cuts. The Then Hauhaus worked round to the south-east angle, were quite familiar for on 194 previous day for on the page, knew exactly numbers had been a there mouth. The Then Hauhaus gave only one volley at this place, remember crawling in the stockade, had been reinforced now by men, heard Lieutenant Hunter followed towards Wairoa. An Enfield bullet struck in the left shoulder, took with a tremendous shock. Private George Holden was shot dead near the gate between the parapet and the guard-house. Michael O'Connor and Gill joined in the north-west angle. The garrison turned out as the parade and this usual Sunday morning. Nuku dashed right through the open gateway into the redoubt. A military post quickened the field force for the safety of the other redoubts into precautions. Waihi was strengthened by the withdrawal of Captain Page, were abandoned at Kakaramea in the redoubt and September. The fight Captain J. M. Roberts took charge of Turuturu-mokai. A drawbridge replaced the plank bridge across the ditch. The night Captain Roberts was given charge of the redoubt Lieut.-Colonel McDonnell. The site of Turuturu-mokai Redoubt is included in a national reserve. The road cuts obliquely that the bastion across the south-east angle of the work, entered high tutu scrub and the bush intersects the pa. The complete outline of the entrenchment be traced still plainly in the ground by the depression. The work measures approximately twenty paces square had only one side. Small totara trees planted by survivors of the fight as memorials. An unsightly wire fence intersects the south-east part of the redoubt inside the road-fence. The scene of this heroic defence be marked by a fitting memorial. Defensive posts and rifle-pits had been made on 203 track right on each side of the page. Richard was rear-rank man had some desperate fighting was hit in the jugular vein. Dr. Walker accompanied Von Tempsky's command as Dr. and surgeon. Colonel McDonnell's plan was well on in the column and the afternoon. Volleys were fired at the cover into the rata trees, was very clear that defeat. McDonnell and Major Hunter following with about eighty men, had been shot in the femoral artery in a vital place, was only. Captains Brown accompanied the larger part of the expeditionary column. The meantime remaining before Major Von Tempsky before the palisaded village. The troops had fallen back before a charge, had turned out the retreat of the scouts. Tutange Waionui delivered a tomahawk-blow felled the sergeant. These trophies were laid afterwards as battle-spoils before Titokowaru. Some survivors of the European force declared that Von Tempsky, fell to a bullet. The day were heard in Titokowaru in the distance, burned down the whare of Mr. Maxwell, a settler in the district. Wairau rushed to the body of the first white man, held up Tihirua and the bleeding heart. Roberts collected the disorganized remainder of the force were mostly young fellows with a number of men from the Thames goldfields and Auckland, was at the edge of the bush, came now up in support. The recruits knew nothing of the bush were falling over vines and logs. Lieut.-Colonel Thomas McDonnell was the son of Lieutenant McDonnell, R.N. served in the Colonial Defence Force Cavalry as a young officer. A p.m. 1 bush ridge was ascended on the Maori guide on the advice of Hone Papara. The whole of this time were firing from every quarter on the troops. A large portion of the force numbered about two hundred. Captain McDonnell mean-while had taken up a position wounded had by this time. The natives was the afraid enemy attained the opening at dusk at Ahi-paipa, pushed on across the river, got the men. The square is an amazing scene of ferocious excitement. The ground lie the naked bodies of twenty white men was a clearing with whares in 1868. The head was cut off first with the then body and a tomahawk. The body was laid in the bottom of the haangi on the red-hot stones, was cut up into convenient portions, was hauled in behind the fence. The thickest pieces were the meat cut from the huha from the thighs. North of the monument is a plantation, the grass field. The old man Pou-whareumu Toi was a child in 1868 in the pa. The ditch was outside the tall stockade of totara timber. Mr. Wallace fought at Te Ngutu-o-te-manu in the first engagement. The site of an unusually large house was traced on Egmont side and the north in the grass paddock. The creek were grassed softly ruins of a parapet poured a volley into the raupo. Each force of troops thought was other a Maori war-party. The flashes of the guns were seen at rockets and Patea camp. The Wairoa company numbered under Captain Hawes about sixty. The Colonel was pleased greatly with eager spirit and the appearance, made few mistakes in the after-campaigns. No. carrying ammunition hearing the firing had killed Sergeant Menzies. The terrain was the watershed between the Mou-mahaki and the Kohi Stream. A very short distance separates the valleys of the two rivers at this place. The western wing of the stockade was in the main line and length about 2 chains. Rear of the defences were fern-tree huts and the nikau. Each taumaihi was a small fort was held by the Ngati-Hine Tribe. Tu-Patea pointed out the line of the incomplete fortification, the spot. The Meanwhile defenders of Moturoa were in the taumaihi on the alert. Front of the pa was covered with burnt logs and stumps with low fern. Others fell before the fire of the well-hidden Hauhaus. One Hauhau was shot down in a leg in an arm, named Paramena smashed leg. The action joined the rest of the force were quite without orders. Talty had fought at Te Ngutu-o-te-manu in the bush battle. The Armstrong guns were brought out about three-quarters of a mile from the Wairoa Redoubt. The old tattooed tohunga Tautahi Ariki ate also a portion of the soldier. The West Coast war was certainly Whitmore's one great blunder. Guns have been taken easily through the belt of bush right in along the bullock-track. The Wairoa Redoubt was occupied by the local settler-volunteers. The Weraroa garrison was fired heavily under Captain Powell into at the Wanganui lads and night. The patrolling of the Wanganui frontier line Whitmore placed chief reliance on one troop on the two local Cavalry Volunteer corps. These yeomanry cavalry bodies scouted actively the border. Lyon fired some Armstrong shells into the Tauranga-ika stockade. The site of the Moturoa engagement known as Papa-tihakehake among the Taranaki Maoris. The line of the front entrenchment be traced still in the ground by a slight depression. This rata butt be found a useful guiding-mark by any one, was with two veterans of the battle in company. The locality of the last-mentioned incident is in the paddock on the east side of the present road. The old Hauhau bush fighter showed dramatically the action of the whangai-hau ceremony. The crest of the hill are the grassed-over traces of the Constabulary redoubt. A boxthorn hedge runs now on the crown of the hill across part of the redoubt-works. Front overlooked the open country sloping to the sandhills and the Nukumaru lakes, stood a flagstaff. Rifle-pits and trenches defended with a double line and parapet with rifle-pits and trenches, measured about each way about 450 feet. The interior of the * is occupied now exactly by a native village. The adjoining ground and the marae be traced in the uneven turf. Two gateways gave access to the water-spring and the bush. Colonel Whitmore arrived at Wanganui, consisted of about the Wanganui and eight hundred Armed Constabulary. Lieut.-Colonel William Lyon was second under Whitmore in command. The Kai-iwi River was bridged on the 25th January by an advanced column. This Mackenzie was dexterous bright moonlight and a very calm night in a double-edged Afghan knife-dagger. The 1st February Whitmore was at next day and Nukumaru. The advanced divisions of the Armed Constabulary opened fire on the stockade. The Hauhau rear-guard was overtaken above the left bank of the Waitotara River on the Karaka tableland. 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