This site is dedicated to immortalising those Maaori men, women and children who were killed fighting for freedom and protecting their way of life during the Battle of Orakau in 1864. Sadly, their sacrifice and voices have all but been exponged from our nations memory. Moral justice has given way to political expedience.
The site is also dedicated to those soldiers of various Regiments and military units who, under the orders of Govenor George Grey, took up arms in the invasion of Waikato and who fell during the campaign.
Let the voices of those long past speak into our hearts and minds and remind our political and military leaders in positions of power of the need to act justly with moral and ethical rectitude lest the mistakes of the past be repeated on future generations.