Richard Lewer


Māori fleeing were hunted down and were butchered upon escaping

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    Acrylic on canvas
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    The Waikato Wars
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On the last day the defenders made a break through the defensive lines to the south on a 5km walk to the Puniu River. It is over this distance that many Māori were killed . It wasn't just men who were shot, some of the women were hacked down, shot multiple times and slain.