Story: Hawke’s Bay places
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.