Topic: Battle of Gate Pā Exhibition (2014)

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The Battle of Gate Pā ‘Rules of Engagement’ Exhibition at Greerton Hall was organised by the Gate Pā Charitable Trust as part of the 150th commemoration of the Battle of Gate Pā at Pukehinahina on 29 April 2014.

Rules of Engagement Exhibition (2014)The exhibition was blessed and formally opened at Greerton Hall on Sunday 27 April 2014 and opened to the public at 10am on Saturday 3 May 2014. It will run until Monday 2 June.

Gold coin donation. Open 7 days from 10am-4pm (Wednesday and Thursday late night opening until 8pm).

The exhibition aims to tell the stories that helped weave the creation of Tauranga city from a time of conflict and battle. Also featured is a short film created for the exhibition with locals talking about the history of the battles.

People can walk two pathways leading to a model of the field of battle - one that follows the story of a Maori warrior and the other a colonial soldier.

Sunday 27 April 2014 10am Exhibition Opening
Saturday 3 May 2014 10am-4pm Exhibition Open 
Sunday 4 May 2014 12.30pm-4pm Exhibition Open 
Monday 5 May 2014 10.30am-4.30pm Exhibition Open 
Tuesday 6 May 2014 10am-4pm Exhibition Open 
Wednesday 7 May 2014 10am-4pm Exhibition Open 
Thursday 8 May 2014 10am-4pm Exhibition Open 
Friday 9 May 2014 10.30am-4.30pm Exhibition Open 
Saturday 10 May 2014 10am-4pm Exhibition Open 
Sunday 11 May 2014 12.30pm-4pm Exhibition Open 
Monday 12 May 2014 10am-8pm Exhibition Open 
Tuesday 13 May 2014 10am-8pm Exhibition Open 
Wednesday 14 May 2014 10am-8pm Exhibition Open 
Thursday 15 May 2014 10am-8pm Exhibition Open 
Friday 16 May 2014 10am-8pm Exhibition Open 
Saturday 17 May 2014 10am-4pm Exhibition Open 
Sunday 18 May 2014 10am-4pm Exhibition Open 
Monday 19 May 2014 10am-4pm Exhibition Open 
Tuesday 20 May 2014 10am-4pm Exhibition Open 
Wednesday 22 May 2014 10am-8pm Exhibition Open 
Thursday 22 May 2014 10am-8pm Exhibition Open 
Friday 23 May 2014 10am-4pm Exhibition Open 
Saturday 24 May 2014 10am-4pm Exhibition Open 
Sunday 25 May 2014 10am-4pm Exhibition Open 
Monday 26 May 2014 10am-4pm Exhibition Open
Tuesday 27 May 2014 10am-4pm  Exhibition Open 
Wednesday 28 May 2014 10am-8pm  Exhibition Open 
Thursday 29 May 2014 10am-8pm  Exhibition Open 
Friday 30 May 2014 10am-4pm  Exhibition Open 
Saturday 31 May 2014 10am-4pm  Exhibition Open 
Sunday 1 June 2014 10am-4pm  Exhibition Open 
Monday 2 June 2014 10am-4pm Queen's Birthday - Open 

A small shop has also been established at the hall. Items for sale include commemorative t-shirts in a variety of sizes for $30 each. These were designed by Totaea Rendell totaea@onuworld.com. The following books are also for sale:

Henare Wiremu Taratoa: Noble Warrior by Patricia Brooks

 

The life and times of a young New Zealander who in the 1840s adopted a European lifestyle. He was New Zealand's first overseas missionary, a teacher and a patriot who fought for his people and his country.

Patricia Brooks grew up at Pyes Pa near the battle site of Te Ranga. Like many at that time, she knew little of the heroic stand made by Maori in defence of their land. Over the years she has sought information on the life of Henare Wireum Taratoa, a Christian whose faith was tested by those who had first inspired him.

Price: $15

 

 

 

 

Taratoa and the Code of Conduct: A story from the Battle of Gate Pā (2014) by Debbie McCauley

 

In the early 1860s people around the world were reviewing methods of warfare and how to improve the way wounded soldiers from all sides were treated. Māori gathered to discuss leader Rāwiri Puhirake's ideas about the treatment of wounded in a battle they knew was inevitable. Hēnare Taratoa, a mission educated lay preacher and teacher, was one of those warriors, and it is he who wrote the Code of Conduct. After the battle British were stunned, not only by their defeat at Gate Pā, but by Māori compassion. This bilingual children's picture book tells a story from the Battle of Gate Pā at Pukehinahina (29 April 1864) which was a pivotal point in the history of Tauranga Moana. It was illustrated by the author's 15-year-old daughter.

Price: $24.95

 

 

The Story of Gate Pa by Gilbert Mair (1937 reprinted by Kale Print 2014) $15.

Get over it or get on with it? Unfinished business in our own backyard by Keith Newman $5.

 

See Also:

Battle of Gate Pa exhibition taking divergent path (Bay of Plenty Times, 18 February 2014).

Untold tales of Tauranga emerge (Bay of Plenty Times, 28 April 2014).

Gate Pa exhibition delayed (Bay of Plenty Times, 1 May 2014).



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Battle of Gate Pā Exhibition (2014)


Year:2014