Topic: Te Ngutu o te Manu Memorial

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Te Ngutu Domain, Ahipaipa Road, Okaiawa

Te Ngutu Memorial 

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,                                   "            "

                                                                                                                        HELYER

                                                                                                                                                               W'TON.

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.

 

 

 

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