10 Jul 2013

Te Wherowhero - Part 2. Hingakaka and the Whare Wananga

From the collecton The Wednesday Drama

Te Rauangaanga used strategy and takes advantage of the terrain to defeat an army more than three times the size of his own. Fought circa 1790, the battle of Hingakaka was the greatest battles fought in pre-European Aotearoa. Te Wherowhero was a child at the time. Soon he began his tuition at the Papa o Rotu whare wananga, one of the sacred schools of learning founded by the high priests of the Tainui and Arawa canoes.