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European settlement, Mōhaka, 1860

European settlement, Mōhaka, 1860

In the 1860s a European settlement was founded across the Mōhaka River from an existing Māori settlement. Māori resistance leader Te Kooti raided both settlements in 1869. The European settlement failed, but the Māori township has survived into the 2000s.

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Hawke’s Bay places - North of Napier', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 30 March 2023)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, updated 30 Nov 2015