Battle of Waitaramea — Lowther, New Zealand
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dunbar Loop
S 45° 39.428 E 168° 26.119
59G E 300189 N 4940846
Quick Description: Honouring a battle between Ngai Tahu and Nga Taimamoe that took place about 1725
Location: South Island, New Zealand
Date Posted: 11/30/2009 4:47:50 PM
Waymark Code: WM7TBP
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member dragonsinger
Views: 5

Long Description:
Around 1725 there was the Battle of Waitaramea between Kati Mamoe people and Ngai Tahu invaders. There is a brief marker recording this event at Lowther near Five Rivers on State Highway Six. The chief involved was Tutemakohu and he lived at a pa called Otaupiri near Glenure Hill on the edge of the Waimea Plains. The details of this event are well recorded and make for an interesting on site interpretation.

SOURCE: The Story of Murihiku/Southland: An overview of Southland’s Heritage. Russell Beck, Cathy Macfie, and Lloyd Esler. March 2008. Page 84.

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