Topic: Te Ngutu o te Manu Memorial
Te Ngutu Domain, Ahipaipa Road, Okaiawa
Te Ngutu o te Manu Memorial
Te Ngutu o te Manu Domain, Ahipaipa Road, Okaiawa
The Te Ngutu Domain Board authorised "..... a temporary wooden cross to be erected on the spot where Major Von Tempsky fell, to be replaced by a more permanent memorial at some later date." (Hawera Star 17 July 1886) It appears that the wooden cross may have been preceeded by one "merely of two pieces of tree fern nailed together and the horizontal piece had fallen to the ground." (Hawera Star 12 July 1886)
The present concrete cross was erected in 1890.(See Document below)
Note in Rigby Allan Papers:
"13th Dec 1958: Their 'rebel' days are ended. The words 'rebels' erased and replaced by 'tribes' thorough the persistence of the Tara Regional Committee of the National Historic Places Trust."
THIS CROSS IS ERECTED IN MEMORY
OF THE OFFICERS & MEN WHO FELL
OR DIED FROM WOUNDS RECEIVED
NEAR THIS SPOT IN ENGAGEMENTS
WITH THE MAORI TRIBES ON THE NIGHT
OF AUGUST 20TH AND THE MORNING OF
AUGUST 21ST 1868 AND ON SEP 7TH 1868
ON AUGUST 20
PRIVATE GEARY, WELLINGTON RANGERS
" R WALLACE, " "
" KERR, " "
CONSTABLE MCCOY, NO 5 COMPANY, A.C.
" MCKAY, " "
" DWYER, " "
ON SEPTEMBER 7
MAJOR VON TEMPSKY, " "
CONSTABLE GILLIGAN, " "
" DAVIS, " "
" FARREN, " "
CORPORAL RUSSELL, NO 3 COMPANY, A.C.
" FENNESSEY, " "
CONSTABLE ELKIN, " "
" HART, " "
" O'CONNOR, NO 2 COMPANY, A.C.
CAPTAIN BUCK, WELLINGTON RIFLES
LANCE-CORPORAL LUMSDEN, " "
PRIVATE GRANT, " "
LIEUTENANT HUNTER, WELLINGTON RANGERS
" HASTINGS, " "
PRIVATE HUGHES, " "
" DICKS, TARANAKI VOLUNTEERS
CAPTAIN PALMER, PATEA RIFLES
PRIVATE DARTINGTON, " "
" DOWNES, " "
Lieutenant [Henry Boyle] Hunter is buried in Heads Road Cemetery, Whanganui (See Images below)
On 6 Sept 1908 a 40th anniversary memorial service was held at Te Ngutu (see reports etc in Documents below)
Note: Headstone in Te Henui Cemetery Block H, Plot 1293 has this inscription:
MARY ANN NORMAN WHO DIED 21ST APRIL 1866 AND HER HUSBAND PETER NORMAN WHO WAS KILLED AT THE TE NGUTU O TE MANU MASSACRE 6TH SEPTEMBER 1868
Sic - Peter Norman was killed at Moturoa on 7th November 1868.