150 years ago today, The attack on Pokaikai. By Dave Rudd and Ivan Bruce

Image: Lieut-Colonel Thomas McDonnell. Pokaikai 150 years ago today, a colonial force of 214 troops of the Wanganui Yeomanry Cavalry, Patea Rangers, Wanganui Rangers, No 8 and No 10 Companies of the Taranaki Military Settlers and Captain McDonnell’s Native Contingent under the command of Major McDonnell attacked the Ngati Ruanui village of Pokaikai. Departing Manawapou…

Previous entries – 150 years ago today by Ivan Bruce (January 12 2016) Taiporohenui

Image: The gateway to Taiporohenui Marae, with Whareroa in the background. Image: Ivan Bruce 2014. Other entries can be found on the Heritage Taranaki Facebook Page. https://www.facebook.com/Heritage-Taranaki-Incorporated-928047640593463/?ref=bookmarks Taiporohenui. Dave Rudd who usually produces this work has been unwell recently, and as this month marks the 150th anniversary of a number of important events in the Taranaki…