Story: Hawke’s Bay places

Military camp at Lake Waikaremoana, 1869

Military camp at Lake Waikaremoana, 1869

Māori resistance leader Te Kooti spent time around Lake Waikaremoana between 1868 and 1872. Government forces made an exploratory expedition in to the lake area in 1869, which this drawing records. Military redoubts were established in the area in the 1870s, but by then Te Kooti had moved on. This drawing shows the government military camp in the foreground and Māori villages across the other side of the lake.

About this item

Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: A-176-022
Pencil and watercolour sketch by W. H. Burgoyne

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

How to cite this page:

Kerryn Pollock, 'Hawke’s Bay places - Waikaremoana', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 October 2016)

Full story by Kerryn Pollock, published 13 Aug 2009, updated 30 Nov 2015