Rambe Manu Cave

Rambe Manu is a place where locals fought the Dutch by using large stones and fragments of branches to forge and crush the enemy. The situation was supported by a reconnaissance team from the forest by imitating animal sounds. The Dutch troops who came to attack were all killed at the foot of Rambe Manu hill by rocks and large wooden branches. Wonakaka’s army achieved victory and the disappointed Lieutenant Bradsen angrily withdrew the rest of his troops in order to rearrange his strategy.
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Mangganipi Village, North Kodi District. This cave is 25km off Tambolaka City.

MENGENAI Rambe Manu Cave

Rambe Manu is a place where locals fought the Dutch by using large stones and fragments of branches to forge and crush the enemy. The situation was supported by a reconnaissance team from the forest by imitating animal sounds. The Dutch troops who came to attack were all killed at the foot of Rambe Manu hill by rocks and large wooden branches. Wonakaka’s army achieved victory and the disappointed Lieutenant Bradsen angrily withdrew the rest of his troops in order to rearrange his strategy. 

Later on, around May of 1931, Lieutenant Bradsen returned and guarded the Rambe Manu fort area so that Wonakaka’s trooped lacked food. They could do nothing and decided to leave the area because it was in accordance with the wishes entrusted to him. He prayed to the gods and ancestors for heavy rain and lightning, resulting in the Dutch army coming out of the fort to be speared by Wonakaka’s army who successfully escaped. 

Wonakaka and his troops travelled from one place to another where he built a fort to defend himself from enemy attacks. During his second refugee period at Rambe Manu, his wife gave birth to a daughter named Pati Ice Pedewhich means bitter starch. His wife, WaratWona, was famously known as the main aide and protector of her husband, resulting in her continuously being followed by Dutch troops. She was later shot dead along with two other mothers at LokoTalora upon her return from Manola. Her body was buried in GolluKaweret.

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