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  • Sgt. John Byrne, VC DCM (1832 - 1879)
    NOTE: JOHN BYRNE & Sgt. John Murray, VC ARE NOT BROTHERS, BUT BOTH DO NOT HAVE A KNOWN FAMILY TREE SO ARE SHOWN HERE TOGETHER UNTIL THEY CAN BE TRACED. Buried in Thameside mud and only unearthed more...
  • Lieut. Roderick Gray (c.1846 - 1906)
    Enniskillen Dragoons. 1st Waikato Militia. Armed Constabulary. Roderick Gray enlisted in the 1st Waikato Militia on 19 September 1863. Author: Tongariro: The Sacred Mountain of the Maori by Roderic...
  • James Radford Pote (1844 - 1860)
    Murders of Pote and Parker The following is taken from a publication held in the Victoria University of Wellington Library. It relates to the murders of several Omata settlers, including James Pote a...
  • William George Parker (1843 - 1860)
    Murders of Parker and Pote The following is taken from a publication held in the Victoria University of Wellington Library. It relates to the murders of several Omata settlers, including William Park...
  • Rāwiri Puhirake Tuaia (c.1814 - 1864)
    Ngāi Te Rangi leader Rāwiri Puhirake Tuaia was the most influential chief in Tauranga during the time of the Battle of Gate Pā at Pukehinahina (29 April 1864) and Battle of Te Ranga (21 June 1864). His...

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