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The battle of Kororareka
• BY JASON
 Hone  Heke Pokai, chief of the Ngapuhi tribe
 in the north, had been one of the Chiefs to
 sign the Treaty of Waitangi. ...
 However,  Hone Heke soon became
 disenchanted by what he felt to be not only
 Government oppression toward Māori, but
 a...
 Itwas on 8th July 1844, nearly five years
  after the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi
  that the first hostile action ...
The British re-erected the flagstaff, but it was

    chopped down again on three further occasions -
    the second time...
 On the morning of March 11th 1845, Hone
 Heke joined forces with another chief, Te Ruki
 Kawiti, to unite in an attack. ...
 Inspite of preceding events, the British
 were taken completely by surprise, finding
 themselves in the uncomfortable po...
 Fightingcontinued all morning, when
 suddenly the British garrison's reserve
 ammunition exploded, setting fire to the
 ...
 Once the inhabitants of Kororareka had all
 been evacuated, Lieutenant Philpotts, from
 the sloop quot;Hazardquot;, orde...
flagpole


Blue is Maori
Flagpole is here
??????????????




Ammo department go


BOOM!!
                     ??????????????
British escape to the
boats, Russel is on fire
British try to bomb the Maori
to pieces
Battle of Kororareka

      By Jason
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Battle of Kororareka

  1. 1. The battle of Kororareka • BY JASON
  2. 2.  Hone Heke Pokai, chief of the Ngapuhi tribe in the north, had been one of the Chiefs to sign the Treaty of Waitangi. He felt that the alternatives to British rule would be either the French or the continuing growth of brothels and rum sellers. The Māori referred to the French as quot;the tribe of Marionquot;, after the massacre of many Māori by the French following the murder of the explorer Marion du Fresne,
  3. 3.  However, Hone Heke soon became disenchanted by what he felt to be not only Government oppression toward Māori, but also the many economic losses for the town when the Government decided to transfer the capital from Kororareka to Auckland.
  4. 4.  Itwas on 8th July 1844, nearly five years after the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi that the first hostile action took place in the far north in the fifth largest town in the colony of New Zealand, Kororareka. The British flag was raised ceremoniously each morning on a flagstaff at Kororareka, and one night Te Haratua, second in command to Hone Heke, chopped the flagstaff down in protest.
  5. 5. The British re-erected the flagstaff, but it was  chopped down again on three further occasions - the second time on 10th January 1845, a third time on 19th January 1845, and then for a fourth and final time on 11th March 1845. In February 1845, after re-erecting the flagstaff for the third time, the British decided to establish a regiment in Kororareka, with one section stationed at the flagpost. A detachment of the 96th regiment, including the sloop quot;Hazardquot; were in place, providing a combined force of 140 soldiers, sailors and marines based in Kororareka
  6. 6.  On the morning of March 11th 1845, Hone Heke joined forces with another chief, Te Ruki Kawiti, to unite in an attack. The Māori were well equipped with muskets by this time, and the settlers in the far North were the first to experience Māori anger. As Kawiti and his men created a diversion for the British, Hone Heke succeeded in chopping the flagstaff down yet again, for the fourth time. This first attack at Kororareka provoked what became known as quot;The Flagstaff Warquot;.
  7. 7.  Inspite of preceding events, the British were taken completely by surprise, finding themselves in the uncomfortable position of being outnumbered. During the fierce fighting which followed, the inhabitants of Kororareka were evacuated to the ships anchored in the bay, where they were transferred to Auckland the following day.
  8. 8.  Fightingcontinued all morning, when suddenly the British garrison's reserve ammunition exploded, setting fire to the surrounding buildings. The British were now forced to retreat to their ships, as not only was their ammunition gone, but the Māori were still firmly holding their positions.
  9. 9.  Once the inhabitants of Kororareka had all been evacuated, Lieutenant Philpotts, from the sloop quot;Hazardquot;, ordered the bombardment of Kororareka. The town was subsequently sacked by both British and Māori, both those for and those against the government.
  10. 10. flagpole Blue is Maori
  11. 11. Flagpole is here
  12. 12. ?????????????? Ammo department go BOOM!! ??????????????
  13. 13. British escape to the boats, Russel is on fire
  14. 14. British try to bomb the Maori to pieces
  15. 15. Battle of Kororareka By Jason

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