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How many Wairarapa people died?

Many of the dead were buried in the Masterton cemetery, where the sexton was paid a bonus to cover for all his extra work.

The following list is adapted from Geoffrey Rice's book, Black November.

Māori deaths Non-Māori deaths Total deaths
Pahiatua 6 8 14
Pahiatua County 11 11
Akitio County 4 4
Eketahuna County and Town 1 8 9
Mauriceville County 4 4
Masterton County 8 25 33
Masterton 53 53
Castlepoint County 1 2 3
Wairarapa South County 6 1 7
Carterton 15 15
Featherston County 18 18 36
Greytown 11 11
Martinborough 8 8
Featherston Military Camp 177 177
TOTAL 40 360 400

Rates of death per 1000 of population:

Māori 45.77
Non-Māori 9.38
Featherston Military Camp 22.69

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