The Battle at Gate Pā and Te Ranga
A conflict within the New Zealand Wars (1843-1847 and 1860-1872). Part of the colonial invasion known as the Tauranga Campaign. The battle at Pukehinahina began the afternoon of April 28, 1864, with an artillery attack and concluded the following day after an assault on the Pā in the afternoon was successfully repelled, the defenders escaping undetected that same night.
Participants in the assault
The 43rd (Monmouthshire) Light Infantry
The 68th (Durham) Light Infantry
Royal Regiment of Artillery
Further members of the 12th, 14th, 40th and 65th Regiments
The Gate Pā Flag comprises a white Christian cross on its left, a 4 pointed white star (ascending Star of Bethlehem) on its right and a downward white crescent (new moon) in the centre on a sacred red background.
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