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The Diary of James Brogden, August 1871 – December 1872

12 February 1872

12 February 1872

The next day, Feb 12, Chamberlain and I visited the Gate Pah, at which great slaughter took place among our troops, the sad story of which is told by the grave yard at Tauranga. The site of the Pah as usual, is well chosen, on a ridge with swamps thro’ which the Maoris could retire and leave our men behind.