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Te Poka was named in the The Taranaki Herald, 22 September 1860, the information provided by Ropiha who visited Manutahi and brought back information. Te Poka was said to have been shot and killed at Huirangi.
A week later, Taranaki Herald 29 September 1860, Maori sources were said to acknowledge three killed.
Te Poka of Ngati Ruanui, killed, is reported by Maori sources in Grayling (1862:93)
The Taranaki Herald 22 September 1860, 29 September 1860. Grayling, W.I. 1862. The War in Taranaki, During the Years 1860–61. New Plymouth, G.W. Woon. War Office. 1865. Selections from Despatches and Letters Relative to the Conduct of Military Operations in New Zealand 1860–5. War Office, 0270 II.[Microfilm]. Prickett, Nigel. 1994. Pakeha and Maori fortifications of the First Taranaki War, 1860–61. Records of the Auckland Institute and Museum 31: 1-87. Belich, J. 1986. The New Zealand Wars: and the Victorian interpretation of racial conflict. Auckland, Auckland University Press AWMM
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