Topic: Turuturu Mokai Redoubt Memorial

Topic type:

North-west section of Turuturumokai Historic Reserve, Turuturu Road, Hawera

 Turuturumokai Memorial 

Turuturu Mokai Redoubt

(unveiled 11 Dec 1929 - see Documents attached below)

 

 

Panel at Front of Monument

 

TURUTURU-MOKAI REDOUBT

BUILT IN NOVEMBER 1866 BY THE 18TH ROYAL

IRISH REGIMENT WHICH SUPPLIED A GARRISON TO

PROTECT THE SURVEYORS LED BY PERCY SMITH.

MILITARY SETTLERS LATER TOOK UP THE BLOCKS

SURVEYED AND THE REDOUBT FELL INTO DISREPAIR.

 

BY MID 1868 THE HAUHAU MAORIS HAD BEEN

ORGANISED BY TITOKOWARU AND BEGAN A

SERIES OF ATTACKS WHICH DROVE THE EUROPEANS

FROM SOUTH TARANAKI BY THE END OF 1868.

THE FIRST MAJOR ATTACK WAS ON THIS REDOUBT

WHICH WAS BEING REBUILT.

 

ON SUNDAY JULY 12TH 1868, JUST BEFORE DAWN,

A PARTY OF SIXTY MAORIS FROM TE NGUTU O

TE MANU ATTACKED THE GARRISON OF TWENTY-

TWO ARMED CONSTABULARY. TEN OF THE

DEFENDERS WERE DEAD, SIX WOUNDED, AND SIX

UNHARMED WHEN MAJOR VON TEMPSKY ARRIVED AT

7.00 AM WITH RELIEF FROM THE WAIHI REDOUBT

THREE MILES TO THE WEST.

 

THE BODIES OF THOSE KILLED WERE BURIED

AT THE WAIHI CEMETERY.

 

   

Turuturu 007.

 

Panel at Rear of Monument

TURUTURU MOKAI

12TH JULY

1868

ERECTED IN MEMORY

OF THOSE WHO TOOK PART IN THE

ENGAGEMENT ON THIS SPOT.

 

KILLED

CAPT. ROSS. SERGT. MCFADDEN. CORP. J. BLAKE.

CONSTABLES

ALLEYN BEAMISH        R. ROSS

W. GAYNOR                 P. SHIELDS

G. HOLDEN                   P. SWORDS

CANTEEN-KEEPER LENNON

 

WOUNDED

CONSTABLES

J.G. BEAMISH              G. LACEY

FLANAGAN                  G. TUFFIN

       KERSHAW                    M. O'CONNOR

 

UNWOUNDED

SERG. COSLETT JOHNSTON

CONSTABLES

L. MILMOE       STUART           O'BRIEN

H. MCLEAN     M. GILL

 

 

C.C. WOODS BEQUEST MEMORIAL

SUPPLEMENTED BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION

 

Further Reading 

A Desperate Dawn

A Desperate Dawn - The Battle for Turuturu Mokai 1868

Nigel Ogle & Ron Crosby, Tawhiti Museum, 2012

 

Discuss This Topic

There are 0 comments in this discussion.

join this discussion

Turuturu Mokai Redoubt Memorial


City:Hawera