Historic Rangiriri War Cemetery 1863

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7 Rangiriri Rd, Rangiriri 3782, North Island.

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Maori War & Early Settlers Cemetery - Battle of Rangiriri. On the 20th November 1863, General Cameron with a force of 850 attacked the Maori entrenchments on the crest of the hill to the north of this burial ground. The Maoris, in a strong redoubt, repulsed the naval and military storming parties, but surrendered the next morning. The British casualties were 49 killed and 87 wounded. The Maori losses were about 50 killed and 183 taken prisoner. This cemetery contains the graves of 46 of the British forces, together with many early settlers and natives, few of whose graves could be identified when the government effected improvements in 1925. No camping or overnight parking.

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