Fall of Rangiriri

DESCRIPTION: "What will they say in England When the story it is told When the story it is told Of Rangiriri's bloody fight And the deeds of the brave and the bold?" The Maoris fight hard against the British before two hundred are forced to give in
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1864 (The Auckland New Zealander, according to Bailey/Roth-NZ)
KEYWORDS: battle soldier death New Zealand
20 Nov 1863 - Battle of Rangiriri between Maoris and Europeans. 183 Maori surrender after their ammunition runs out
11 Sep 1864 - The surviving Maori escape from the prison hulk where they are kept (source: Bailey/Roth-NZ)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Bailey/Roth-NZ, pp. 35-36, "The Fall of Rangiriri" (1 text, 1 tune)
cf. "The Escaped Prisoners" (fate of the Rangiriri prisoners)
File: BaRo035

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