Waikato

First musket wars In 1821 Waikato expelled Ngāti Toa chief Te Rauparaha Kāwhia much intertribal fighting between Ngāti Toa Waikato peoples. A number times peace been made, broken afterwards war resumed. The same year Waikato defeated Ngāti Tama Pārāwera. Later that ...

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Waikato war: beginnings

Preparing war The Waikato home Māori king. Pōtatau Te Wherowhero been proclaimed ... despite truce Taranaki, satisfy European land ambitions Waikato region. In 1861 Thomas Gore Browne replaced governor George Grey. On 1 ...

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Waikato tribes

Home Māori King movement, lush Waikato region territory numerous tribes descended people Tainui canoe. ... ; late queen, Dame Te Ātairangikaahu. River mouth Port Waikato Waikato The large Waikato group tribes descended people Tainui ... Tūheitia Paki, son late queen, Dame Te Ātairangikaahu. War Waikato At first New Zealand government suspicious King movement, wanted ...

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Waikato region

Named mighty Waikato River, winds through region, Waikato known lush, tranquil pastures, a turbulent history. Now New Zealand’s ... away Auckland, Sydney California. The King movement war The Māori King movement (Kīngitanga) began because chiefs realised ...

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Musket wars

... years Ngāpuhi attacked defeated Ngāti Pāoa, Ngāti Maru, Waikato, Te Arawa Ngāti Whātua. In 1827 Hongi shot a battle. He died ... year injuries. After death Ngāpuhi military impact. Waikato In 1821 Waikato tribes expelled Ngāti Toa chief Te Rauparaha ...

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Waikato war: major battles

Rangiriri Attention moved Kīngitanga pā Rangiriri, east Waikato River fringed swamp Lake Waikare. The pā comprised massive earthworks ... flank. Local hero The only colonial soldier honoured war a memorial statue Colonel Marmaduke Nixon. A former professional soldier, ...

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New Zealand wars

... troops around Mt Taranaki, destroying Māori villages. Waikato The Waikato home Māori king. The government wanted punish followers ... Waikato land available settlers. Troops invaded July 1863. War continued April 1864, King movement followers withdrew became known King ...

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Waikato Heads Meremere

Waikato Heads Headlands mouth Waikato River, 40 km south-east Manukau Harbour entrance. Huge sand dunes cap ... established a mission station school there. During Waikato war 1863–64 a dockyard serviced British gunboats carrying supplies troops ...

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Ngā pakanga ki tāwāhi – Māori overseas wars

... 28th (Māori) Battalion hugely popular during Second World War. Māori served overseas wartime have often been known fierce determined ... Those fought Crown land confiscated likely part, Māori Waikato–Maniapoto area conscripted. Second World War Māori part armed ...

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War aftermath

The confiscation Waikato land The great calamity that befell Waikato people 19th century confiscation millions acres tribal territory Waikato war 1860s. The government wanted obtain fertile Waikato lands Pākehā ...

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Second World War: Māori war effort

... valuable contribution armed forces during Second World War. When war declared many volunteered immediately 2nd New Zealand ... war. Te Puea Hērangi reaffirmed unwavering opposition Waikato Kīngitanga (Māori King movement) taking part war overseas government ...

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Musket wars overview

... direct indirect causes. The high numbers reflect decades war fact that warfare affected parts population, civilian combatants. While ... Wairarapa 1820–21. Another left Hauraki 1821 led Kaipara Waikato–Maniapoto chiefs Rotorua, across Hawke's Bay Wairarapa around west ...

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