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Battle of Te Ranga Lecture by Des Tata

When:

Wed 21 Jun 2017, 5:30pm–6:30pm

Where: Tauranga Library - Te Ao Mārama ki Te Papa, 91 Willow St, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

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.

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