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- Hospital Diseases , Wounds, New Zealand Wars AWMM
Wounded at Mahoetahi 6 November 1860 AWMM
- Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM
Hemi Karena, Ngatiruru, is listed in the Mahoetahi casualties identified by Renata and recorded by Robert Parris of the Native Department, enclosed in General Pratt’s report to Browne, dated New Plymouth, 6 November 1860 (GBPP 1861). The same list is in The New Zealand Gazette, number 33, dated 7 November 1860 and in The Taranaki Herald of 10 November 1860. Pratt’s report names only those identified at Mahoetahi after the battle and not those wounded.
The Taranaki Herald of 10 November 1860 reports that Renata, who identified the men was the only unwounded prisoner and said to be a Ngati Haua of rank (Maunsell to Richmond 15 Nov 1860, Scholefield 1960 I:659). ‘While the bodies of the rebels were lying after being placed in a row at Mahoetahi, the prisoner (Renata by name) was ordered to pass along and give their names to Mr Parris and Mr Hay.They were recorded by Robert Parris of the Native Department.
Hemi Karanga is recorded in a list given by Gilbert (1861) and listed in Table 3 (Prickett (2005)). Prickett notes " it is not easy to derive an authoritative list from the various sources, given inconsistent spelling, more than one person sharing a name, or sharing name and tribal affiliation. The 19 names listed by Robert Parris in Pratt’s report are of those recovered dead on the battlefield. Four additional names in the newspaper list are likely to be the wounded who died soon after. A list of 19 dead in Gilbert (1861:193) generally follows the order of Parris’s list in Pratt’s report, but gives the spelling some alternative spellings).
The Taranaki Herald 10 November 1860. The New Zealand Gazette. Number 33, dated 7 November 1860. Great Britain Parliamentary Papers (GBPP) 1861  Vol. XLI, pp. 167–168. Gilbert, T. 1861 New Zealand Settlers and Soldiers, or the War in Taranaki, Being Incidents in the Life of a Settler. London. Grayling, W.I. 1862. The War in Taranaki, During the Years 1860–61. New Plymouth, G.W. Woon. Cowan, J. 1922–23 The New Zealand Wars (2 vols). Wellington, Government Printer. Prickett, Nigel. 1994. Pakeha and Maori fortifications of the First Taranaki War, 1860–61. Records of the Auckland Institute and Museum 31: 1-87. Scholefield, G.H. 1960. The Richmond–Atkinson Papers. Wellington, Government Printer. Belich, J. 1986. The New Zealand Wars: and the Victorian interpretation of racial conflict. Auckland, Auckland University Press. Alington, M.H. 1988. Goodly Stones and Timbers. New Plymouth, St Mary’s Church. AWMM
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