Topic: Mahoetahi Cross

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Mahoetahi, Junction SHW 3/3A

Mahoetahi Cross

Originally erected in wood in c1909-11 (see TH 1 May 1909 Document below). Site fenced by Scenery Preservation Society c1906  (see TH 23 Aug 1906). This concrete replacement was made in 1941.

 

  Mahoetahi Cross.

  

 

HE WHAKAMAHAMATANGA-I-NGA-RANGITIRA-TOA-O-WAIKATO

A WETINI TAIPORUTU-MA-I-HINGA-KI-KONEI-TATA

I-TE PAREKURA-I-TURIA-I-TE-6-NOWEMA-1860 

 

 

 Erected   

By

  The NZ Govt

 

Translation 

 In remembrance of the brave chiefs of Waikato, of Wetini Taiporutu and his comrades, who fell close to this spot in the battle fought on 6th November 1860.

 

On 6 November 1958 a New Zealand Historic Places Trust plaque at the base of the hill was unveiled by Ormond Wilson, the Chairman of the Trust. The bronze plaque is now (2016) missing from the concrete base but read..

Battle of Mahoetahi

6th November 1860

Maori who fell are buried on this hill

A similar plaque marking the battle at Waireka was unveiled the same day.(See Document & Topic below)

 

 

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