Taranaki Tales of Old

This is where I will add things about Taranakj and the history and stories about the past.
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Taranaki Kumera Patch

Taranaki Surf highway: from The snow at Mt Ruapehu

Parihaka Pa, circa 1900, with Mount Taranaki - taken by an unidentified photographer.

Parihaka Pa, circa with Mount Taranaki - taken by an unidentified photographer.

Māori councils: Parihaka management committee

The committee of management of Parihaka pose for the camera in the The men sport raukura, albatross feathers, which symbolise peace. Parihaka is renowned for its passive resistance against the settler government.

Justin McCarthy's painting, Camp Waitira, shows Pukekohe Camp at Waitara.    Following the declaration of martial law in February 1860 British troops occupied the disputed land at Waitara. Camp Waitara was established under the command of Major Thomas Nelson and occupied by men of the 65th Regiment.    Fighting commenced nearby in March 1860 when Maori built Te Kohia pa. This Day in History: Mar 28,1860: First Taranaki War: The Battle of Waireka begins. http://dingeengoete.blogspot.com/

Justin McCarthy's painting of Pukekohe Camp at Waitara.

Sydney Parkinson sketched this view of the land around Mt Taranaki (Mt Egmont) in 1769, while accompanying James Cook on his first visit to New Zealand.

Sydney Parkinson sketched this view of the land around Mt Taranaki (Mt Egmont) in while accompanying James Cook on his first visit to New Zealand.

Timber industry workers, Taranaki district, early 1900s. Photo: James McAllister  Courtesy Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand

Timber industry workers, Taranaki district, early Photo: James McAllister Courtesy Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand

NZR action at New Plymouth station, early 20th century image Transpress NZ

NZR action at New Plymouth station, early century image Transpress NZ

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