February 23, 2019

The Storming of Gate Pa

September 30, 2018

By Anarchist History of New Zealand

The Storming of Gate Pa, April 1864

Very enjoyable presentation from daffy English historian, Nikolas Lloyd.

It’s refreshing to hear New Zealand history without any politically correct baggage, though he does stop short of calling the natives ‘savages’. But he does call them Maoris, a term that was cut from our local narrative recently after long use.

Listen to the bit about bombardment on the wrong position. I’d like to think the Maoris set up their ‘target’ intelligently and deliberately as an illusion to fool the artillerymen. This has not been suggested, but what if it were true? That would be genius.

 

 

 

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