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  • Te Keepa Te Rangihiwinui (b. - 1898)
    Te Keepa Te Rangihiwinui (died 15 April 1898) was Māori military commander and noted ally of the government forces during the New Zealand Wars. First known as Te Rangihiwinui, he was later known...
  • William Alfred Butt (1843 - 1915)
    W A Butt had 2 wives Te Reita Huikorae & Raiha Rangikawhiti Eliza Rogers the children of the 1st marriage are Willliam Havelock Te Rupe, Florence Muriel, Elizabeth Tereita, Louisa Theresa & Alfred Te R...
  • Richard Trust (deceased)
    24 October 1863 The Kennedy farm at Whitford is raided by Maori insurgents. Eight-year-old Richard and eleven-year-old Nicholas Trust, sons of the farm manager, Ambrose Trust (who is absent), are shot ...
  • Nicholas Trust (deceased)
    24 October 1863 The Kennedy farm at Whitford is raided by Maori insurgents. Eight-year-old Richard and eleven-year-old Nicholas Trust, sons of the farm manager, Ambrose Trust (who is absent), are shot ...
  • Thomas Bartlett (deceased)
    Thomas Bartlett, a son of Takotohiwi and William Bartlett, was a private in the 3rd Waikato regiment, with whom he was involved in the pursuit of Kereopa. Source: Racial Crossings: Race, Intermarriag...

The New Zealand Wars, sometimes called the Land Wars and also once called the Māori Wars, were a series of armed conflicts that took place in New Zealand between 1845 and 1872. The wars were fought over a number of issues, the most prominent concerning Māori land being sold to the settler population.

The Māori King Movement (also known as the Kingitanga Movement) began resisting the purchase of their land by British settlers, in some cases resulting in violence. These disputes sowed the seeds of eventual war between Kingitanga Māori, with their supporters, and the British and New Zealand governments, with the support of allied Māori