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Battle of Te Ranga Lecture by Des Tata

Battle of Te Ranga Lecture by Des Tata

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  • Wed 21 Jun ’17, 5:30pm – 6:30pm


Tauranga Library - Te Ao Mārama ki Te Papa, 91 Willow St, Tauranga


All Ages

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  • Free Admission

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 library@tauranga.govt.nz to book your place.

#matariki2017 #matarikitaurangamoana #matarikiaotearoa #battleofteranga

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