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Opepe, 1876

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3089B/34

Scope and Contents

361 x 266 mm. The caption states: ‘Opepe is about 10 miles from Taupo, and is the headquarters of the constabulary for the District. It was here that the rebel Maoris surprised and massacred a small detachment of our men, 8th June, 1869.’ A view from above the road which runs through the settlement, showing wooden cabins beside the road with a fortified stockade on a piece of higher ground at the left. The massacre here referred to was the killing of 9 troopers by Te Kooti (Rikirangi Te Turuki, c 1830-1893), who for some time pursued a guerrilla campaign around the Lake Taupo area.


  • 1876


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Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

fair condition

Date information

DateText: The date is approximate..


Deveril, Herbert, d 1911, photographer

Finding aid date

2015-05-21 12:07:08+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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