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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 12, Issue 11 (February 1, 1938)

Peita Kills Captain St. George

Peita Kills Captain St. George.

“It was I who shot a pakeha officer as he was leading his men in a charge up to the front of the pa. [This was Captain St. George]. I was just behind the short parapet (parepare) covering the gateway, immediately inside the entrance. My weapon was a breech-loading carbine. When the officer, rushing up ahead of his men, was about twenty paces from the entrance, I fired and shot him dead. It was not Te Kooti who shot him, as some have said. At that stage of the fighting Te Kooti was in a rifle pit in an angle on the left flank of the pa, to the left hand of the kuwaha (gateway) as one looks from within the redoubt. He was sitting there surrounded by a bodyguard of women; he had been wounded in the hand.