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Poor Knights Islands are a group of islands off the eastern shore of the Northland region of New Zealand's North Isle. Unoccupied since the 1820' s, they are a protected area and a favourite dive site, with boating trips that start from Tutukaka. Poor Knights Islands Marine Reserves surround the entire area.
Beaglehol ('1955) commented that the name of the islands is unclear and speculated that the name could be associated with the poor knights of Windsor, or that the islands were called after their similarity to Poor Knight's Pudding, a bread-based meal that was loved by Europeans at the moment of discovering it.
These islands are classified as natural reserves and a licence is needed to disembark or moor them. One of the most remarkable indigenous plants of the islands is the spectacular blossoming Poor Knights Lizard, which has become a favourite among gardeners. In the past, the islands were populated by M?ori of the Wai clan, who cultivated cereals and caught fish in the area.
Other Maori were part of the group. In the early 1820s, a chieftain of the Tatua clan took his fighters on a combat mission to Hauraki Gulf with Ng? Puhi chieftain Hongi Hika. As they were gone, a servant fled the islands and traveled to Hokianga, where he recounted to Waikato, a Hikutu chieftain, that the islands had remained defenceless.
Having been insulted by Tatua a few years earlier, Waikato and his soldiers went on three large rafts to invade the islands. Arriving on the islands one December 1823 night, they overwhelmed the island' s inhabitants in the presence of their soldiers. A lot of the island' s inhabitants leapt off the high rocks so as not to be taken as slayers.
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