Topic: Huirangi Cross

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Waitara Road, Huirangi

Huirangi Cross  

Huirangi/No 3 Redoubt Cross

Originally erected in wood in 1909-11 (see TH 1 May 1909 in Documents below), Site fenced by Scenery Preservation Society 1906 (see TH 23 Aug 1906). This concrete replacement was made in 1941.

 

The cross was erected by the New Zealand Government in memory of the following tribes who were killed in the assault on No. 3 Redoubt on 23rd January 1861 - Ngati Haua, Ngati Raukawa, Ngati Maniapoto, Ngati Mahuta and Ngati Awa.

  

  

Upper marble block set in concrete horizontal

  

HE.TOHU.WHAKAMAHARATANGA.MO.NGA.IWI,

NEI.MO.NGATI.HAUA.NGATI.RAUKAWA.NGATI.MANIAPOTO,

NGATI-MAHUTA.ME.NGATI-AWA.

I.HINGA.I.KONEI.I.TE.23.HANUERE.1861

  

  

Small marble plaque set in vertical

 

 ERECTED

BY

 THE N.Z. GOVT

  

Lower - later - bronze plaque

                          

   THIS CROSS WAS ERECTED BY

         N.Z. GOVERNMENT IN MEMORY OF

          MEMBERS OF THE FOLLOWING TRIBES

              WHO WERE KILLED IN THE ASSAULT ON

              NO 3 REDOUBT ON 23 JANUARY 1861

 

            NGATI HAUA               NGATI RAUKAWA

            NGATI MANIAPOTO     NGATI MAHUTA

             NGATI AWA

 

  [ Maori losses at No 3 Redoubt were 40 or more killed or died of wounds. British casualties were 6 killed and 11 wounded.]

 

 

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