Battle at the Gate

Battle at the Gate : the Story of the Battle of Gate Pa, Tauranga, New Zealand

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This is the true story of Heni - the young Ngaiterangi woman who, along with the rest of her tribe, showed mercy to wounded British soldiers after the Battle of Gate Pa. The tribe became renowned throughout the British Commonwealth because of their deeds. At Lichfield Cathedral in England, a stained glass window commemorates Heni, the young woman who gave water to a dying officer. In Tauranga, St George's Church is built on the site of the battle. There you will find a memorial stone and the spring from where Heni collected the water for the soldiers she helped.
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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 215 x 230mm
  • Raupo Publishing (NZ) Ltd
  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • colour illustrations
  • 1869780574
  • 9781869780579

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Jenny Jenkins is a writer and researcher living in Tauranga, who has always wanted to tell the story of one of New Zealand's greatest civil conflicts.
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