Rangiriri Battlefield today151 Years Ago – Māori Defeat at Rangiriri 1863

RANGIRIRI – WHERE MĀORI LOST THEIR COUNTRY The Waikato War started with the British Army invasion at Mangatāwhiri on 12 July 1863. The most important battle of the Waikato campaign was fought at Rangiriri on 20 November 1863. Defeat at Rangiriri effectively meant the end of the wars for Māori and, though they would continue for another nine years, the wars had been lost. Māori had also lost their country…. Read more »