Puketakauere Historic Reserve

Off Pennington Road.
Huirangi, Taranaki
In February 1860 a decision was made to send troops to a disputed block of land in Waitara. A decision which initiated the first Taranaki War.

Te Atiawa and their allies established fortified positions here close to the disputed land . Major Thomas Nelson attacked them with 350 men on June 27 1860. The British forces were forced to retreat losing 20 killed and 34 wounded . About 6 Maoris were lost.

From the sign at the roadside walk 2-300 meters to the historic reserve.


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