Story: Nelson region

Church Hill fort, October 1843

Church Hill fort, October 1843

Following the Wairau affray Nelson settlers grew nervous about possible Māori attacks. Church Hill was fortified and named Fort Arthur, and Māori were prevented from attending church services there out of fear that they would spy on the defences.

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Carl Walrond, 'Nelson region - Māori history', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 June 2019)

Story by Carl Walrond, updated 3 Aug 2015