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    12 October 1860 AWMM
    Kaihihi River positions (12 October 1860) AWMM
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    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

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  • Ruka was named The Taranaki Herald, 27 October 1860 from information given by the Taranaki chief Porikapa who was in communication with Maori involved in the fight, and who visited New Plymouth on 23 October.

    The Taranaki Herald 27 October 1860. 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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    KaihihiTaranaki Prickett, (2005).
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    Prickett, N. (2005). Maori Casualties of the First Taranaki War, 1860-61. Records of the Auckland Museum 42: 81-124. AWMM
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