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Maori - Historical Events
Date Event
1835-11-19

A ship carrying 500 armed Maori from Ngati Tama and Ngati Mutunga arrives on the Chatham Islands; those Moriori (indigenous people of the Chatham Islands) that are not killed are enslaved

1860-08-03

The Second Maori War begins in New Zealand.

1863-07-12

In New Zealand, British forces invade Waikato, home of the Maori King Movement, beginning a new phase of the wars between Maori and Colonial British

1863-07-17

Māori forces are defeated by British troops at Koheroa, Waikato, in the New Zealand Wars between Maori tribes and British colonials

1863-10-31

The Maori Wars resumed as British forces in New Zealand led by General Duncan Cameron began their Invasion of the Waikato.

1864-04-29

Battle of Gate Pa (Pukehinahina): 1,700 British troops suffer their worst defeat of the New Zealand Wars at the hands of 230 entrenched Maori warriors in Tauranga, leaving 31 British troops dead and 80 wounded. Maori losses were 25 killed and an unknown number wounded.

1868-07-04

In New Zealand, Maori leader Te Kooti and 300 of his followers captured the schooner Rifleman and sailed for New Zealand; the fugitives landed at Whareongaonga six days later

1869-03-14

Defeat of Maori leader Titokowaru in New Zealand.

1987-08-01

In New Zealand, the Maori Language Act comes into force, making te reo Māori an official language of New Zealand; it can now be used in some legal proceedings.

1988-07-01

In New Zealand, Bastion Point land returned to the local Maori iwi (tribe), Ngāti Whātua

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Maori - Birthdays
Date Event
1874-07-03

Apirana Turupa Ngata, Kawaka NZ, Maori political/cultural leader

1874-07-03

Āpirana Ngata, Te Araroa on the East Coast of New Zealand, a prominent Maori New Zealand politician and lawyer

1916-11-11

Ramai Hayward, To Love a Maori

1971-01-23

Adam Parore, cricket wicket-keeper (NZ, 1st Maori Test centurion)

Maori - Deaths
Date Event
1898-04-15

Kepa Te Rangihiwinui, Maori military leader

1950-07-14

Āpirana Ngata, a prominent Maori New Zealand politician and lawyer, dies at 76

2014-07-03

Ramai Hayward, To Love a Maori

2017-01-18

Prominent Maori broadcaster Kingi Ihaka dies aged 74


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