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Lecture: the Battle of Te Ranga – with Des Tata

Wednesday 21 June




Wed 21 June, 17:30-18:30


Tauranga City Library – 91 Willow St, Tauranga, 3110

21 June 2017 marks the 153rd anniversary of the Battle of Te Ranga here in Tauranga. Come and listen to kaumātua and Ngāi Tamarāwaho historian Des Tata who will tell the poignant story of the battle and massacre. “Me mate ahau mo te whenua”—” If I am to die, let it be for the land.” Words spoken by a dying warrior.

A performance by a kapa haka group will introduce our Matariki speaker.

Bookings are essential – please phone Tauranga City Libraries on 07 577 7177 or email to book your place.