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The Story Of Gate Pa, April 29th, 1864


Living at Devonport, Auckland, is Mr Edward Kennedy, a member of a well-known Tauranga family, who resided here as a boy. He has visited Tauranga at intervals, and on his last visit here in 1935 he copied the inscription on the monument in the old Mission Cemetery to the memory of Rawiri Puhirake. This he forwarded to his former Commanding Officer, Brigadier-General G. B. Mackenzie, C.B., C.M.G., D.S.O., A.A., etc., etc., of 62 Duke's Road, Muswell Hill, London, who sent it on to the Dean of Lichfield. The result was interesting as disclosed in the letters received in reply by Mr Kennedy from Brigadier-General Mackenzie and from the Dean of Lichfield. The Dean in his letter states:—