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The Story Of Gate Pa, April 29th, 1864


No satisfactory explanation has yet been given, how it happened that nearly two thousand men of Her Majesty's forces, the finest troops known, amply provided with the best artillery and arms of precision in the world, were singlely defeated by less than two hundred and fifty Ngaiterangi warriors, whose only weapons consisted of old flint tower muskets, Brummagem double and single barrelled shot guns and long-handled tomahawks.