Story: Hōiho – horses and iwi

Wiremu Tāmihana

Wiremu Tāmihana

This 1865 wood engraving shows Wiremu Tāmihana Tarapīpipi Te Waharoa negotiating with Brigadier George Jackson Carey during the New Zealand wars. Horses graze nearby. During the wars of the 1860s, all parties used horses, and their theft from adversaries was common.

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Reference: PUBL-0033-1865-228-1

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Basil Keane, 'Hōiho – horses and iwi - Introduction of horses', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 August 2022)

Story by Basil Keane, published 24 Nov 2008, updated 1 Jul 2015